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Abington Community Library 92 JEFFERS (Text) 50687011398792 Stacks Available -
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  • ISBN: 0307378454 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 9780307378453 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 248 pages ; 23 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2015]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [243]-248).
Summary, etc.: "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.)"--
Subject: Chicago Region (Ill.) Biography
Chicago Region (Ill.) Social life and customs 20th century Anecdotes
African Americans Illinois Chicago Social life and customs 20th century
African American girls Illinois Chicago Region Social conditions 20th century
Chicago (Ill.) Race relations History 20th century Anecdotes
Jefferson family
Elite (Social sciences) Illinois Chicago Region
African Americans Race identity
African American women Illinois Chicago Biography
Jefferson, Margo 1947- Childhood and youth
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