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Negroland [electronic resource] : A Memoir. Margo Jefferson.

Jefferson, Margo. (Author). Miles, Robin. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781504681506 (sound recording)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (8 audio files) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC, 2015.

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General Note: Unabridged.
Participant or Performer Note: Narrator: 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,...
System Details Note: Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 225245 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Biography & Autobiography.
History.
Sociology.
Genre: Electronic books.

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