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The Resource Negroland : a memoir, by Margo Jefferson

Negroland : a memoir, by Margo Jefferson

Label
Negroland : a memoir
Title
Negroland
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
by Margo Jefferson
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At once incendiary and icy, mischievous and provocative, celebratory and elegiac, this is a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture seen 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, where her father was head of pediatrics at Provident (at the time the nation's oldest Black hospital) and her mother 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 postracial America-- Margo Jefferson brilliantly charts the twists and turns of a life informed by psychological and moral contradictions. Aware as it is of heartwrenching despair and depression, this book is a triumphant paean to the grace of perseverance
Cataloging source
BLACP
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1947-
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Jefferson, Margo
Dewey number
305.896/0730773110904
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
F548.9.N4
LC item number
J44 2015ab
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Robin Miles
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Miles, Robin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jefferson, Margo
  • Jefferson family
  • Jefferson family
  • Jefferson, Margo
  • African American women
  • African Americans
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • African American girls
  • African Americans
  • Chicago Region (Ill.)
  • Chicago Region (Ill.)
  • Illinois
  • Illinois
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Negroland : a memoir, by Margo Jefferson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn926106240
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (8 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504681568
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781504681568
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
  • Zbs1k
  • ZPbs1k
  • ZEbs1k
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781504681544
System control number
(OCoLC)926106240
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Negroland : a memoir, by Margo Jefferson
Publication
Copyright
Note
Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn926106240
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
7 audio discs (8 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781504681568
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781504681568
Other physical details
digital, CD audio
Publisher number
  • Zbs1k
  • ZPbs1k
  • ZEbs1k
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781504681544
System control number
(OCoLC)926106240
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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