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At once incendiary and icy, mischievous and provocative, celebratory and elegiac-here is a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture through the prism of Margo Jefferson's rarefied upbringing and education among a black elite concerned with distancing itself from whites and the black generality while tirelessly measuring itself against both.Born in upper-crust black Chicago-her father was for years head of pediatrics at Provident, at the time the nation's oldest black hospital; her mother was a socialite-Margo Jefferson has spent most of her life among (call them what you will) the colored aristocracy, the colored elite, the blue-vein society. Since the nineteenth century, they have stood apart, these inhabitants of Negroland, "a small region of Negro America where residents were sheltered by a certain amount of privilege and plenty."Reckoning with the strictures and demands of Negroland at crucial historical moments-the civil-rights movement, the dawn of feminism, the fallacy of postracial America-Margo Jefferson brilliantly charts the twists and turns of a life informed by psychological and moral contradictions. Aware as it is of heartwrenching despair and depression, this book is a triumphant paean to the grace of perseverance.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library CD 921 JEFFERSON (Text) 33892100377960 Adult Audiobooks Audiobook CD None 05/13/2016 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1504681541
  • ISBN: 9781504681544
  • ISBN: 9781504681568
  • ISBN: 1504681568
  • Physical Description: 7 audio discs (approximately 8 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2015]

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Participant or Performer Note:
Read by Robin Miles.
Summary, etc.:
At once incendiary and icy, mischievous and provocative, celebratory and elegiac-here is a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture through the prism of Margo Jefferson's rarefied upbringing and education among a black elite concerned with distancing itself from whites and the black generality while tirelessly measuring itself against both.Born in upper-crust black Chicago-her father was for years head of pediatrics at Provident, at the time the nation's oldest black hospital; her mother was a socialite-Margo Jefferson has spent most of her life among (call them what you will) the colored aristocracy, the colored elite, the blue-vein society. Since the nineteenth century, they have stood apart, these inhabitants of Negroland, "a small region of Negro America where residents were sheltered by a certain amount of privilege and plenty."Reckoning with the strictures and demands of Negroland at crucial historical moments-the civil-rights movement, the dawn of feminism, the fallacy of postracial America-Margo Jefferson brilliantly charts the twists and turns of a life informed by psychological and moral contradictions. Aware as it is of heartwrenching despair and depression, this book is a triumphant paean to the grace of perseverance.
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Subject: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / People of Color
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African-American Studies
HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
Jefferson, Margo, 1947- > Childhood and youth.
Jefferson family.
African American women > Illinois > Chicago > Biography.
African Americans > Race identity.
Elite (Social sciences) > Illinois > Chicago.
African Americans > Illinois > Chicago > Social life and customs > 20th century.
Chicago (Ill.) > Race relations > History > 20th century > Anecdotes.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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