Negroland Pdf Summary By Margo Jefferson

Negroland Pdf Summary

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 the author’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, the fallacy of postracial 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.


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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Pantheon; 1st Ed edition (September 8, 2015)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0307378454
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0307378453
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 14.4 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.4 x 0.9 x 8.5 inches
  • Best Sellers Rank: #112,102 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  • #512 in African American Demographic Studies (Books)
  • #512 in Black & African American Biographies
  • #1,167 in U.S. State & Local History
  • Customer Reviews: 4.1 out of 5 stars    561 ratings

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