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The Resource Negroland : a memoir, Margo Jefferson, (electronic resource eBook)

Negroland : a memoir, Margo Jefferson, (electronic resource eBook)

Label
Negroland : a memoir
Title
Negroland
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Margo Jefferson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At once incendiary and icy, mischievous, and provocative, celebratory and elegiac, a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture through the prism of the author's rarefied upbringing and education among a black elite concerned to distance itself from whites and the black generality, while tirelessly measuring itself against both. Born in 1947 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 post-racial America--Jefferson brilliantly charts the twists and turns of a life informed by psychological and moral contradictions. Aware as it is of heart-wrenching despair and depression, this book is a triumphant paean to the grace of perseverance. (With 8 pages of black-and-white illustrations.)"--
Summary
A highly personal meditation on race, sex and American culture by the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic traces her upbringing and education in upper-class African-American circles against a backdrop of the Civil Rights era and its contradictory aftermath
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Tone
Writing style
Award
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, 2015.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Awards note
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, 2015.
Biography type
autobiography
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10443392
Cataloging source
DLC
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1947-
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Jefferson, Margo
Dewey number
305.8960730773110904
Index
no index present
LC call number
F548.9.N4
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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OverDrive, Inc
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True
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  • Jefferson, Margo
  • Jefferson family
  • African American women
  • African Americans
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • African American girls
  • African Americans
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Chicago Region (Ill.)
  • Chicago Region (Ill.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Negroland : a memoir, Margo Jefferson, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://downloads.live-brary.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=6E68DF50-009B-4B45-B798-5045AD9D0743
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Publication
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781101870648
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • bc
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6e68df50-009b-4b45-b798-5045ad9d0743
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions
Label
Negroland : a memoir, Margo Jefferson, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://downloads.live-brary.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=6E68DF50-009B-4B45-B798-5045AD9D0743
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Isbn
9781101870648
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • bc
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
6e68df50-009b-4b45-b798-5045ad9d0743
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions

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