The Resource Negroland : a memoir, Margo Jefferson

Negroland : a memoir, Margo Jefferson

Label
Negroland : a memoir
Title
Negroland
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Margo Jefferson
Creator
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.)"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jefferson, Margo
Dewey number
305.896/0730773110904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
F548.9.N4
LC item number
J44 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • 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
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-248)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
248 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307378453
Lccn
2015006843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • sky274689648
  • (OCoLC)898228286
  • 906780
Label
Negroland : a memoir, Margo Jefferson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-248)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
248 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780307378453
Lccn
2015006843
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • sky274689648
  • (OCoLC)898228286
  • 906780

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