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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
The daughter of a successful paediatrician and a fashionable socialite, Margo Jefferson spent her childhood among Chicago's black elite. She calls this society 'Negroland': 'a small region of Negro America where residents were sheltered by a certain amount of privilege and plenty'. With privilege came expectation. 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
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
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, 2015.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2015
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10443392
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jefferson, Margo
Dewey number
305.8960730773110904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jefferson, Margo
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • African American women
  • African Americans
  • African American girls
  • African Americans
  • Chicago (Ill.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Negroland : a memoir, Margo Jefferson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058047648
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
248 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781783783021
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)954719249
Label
Negroland : a memoir, Margo Jefferson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058047648
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
248 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781783783021
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)954719249

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