Negroland


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

"A New York times notable book"--Back cover.

Product Details :

Author by Margo Jefferson
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 272
ISBN Number 9780307473431

Negroland


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

Winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER New York Times: 100 Notable Books of 2015 New York Times: Dwight Garner’s Best Books of 2015 Washington Post: 10 Best Books of 2015 Los Angeles Times: 31 Best Nonfiction Books of 2015 Marie Claire: Best Books of 2015 Vanity Fair: Best Book Gifts of 2015 TIME Best Books of 2015 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. (With 8 pages of black-and-white photographs.) From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details :

Author by Margo Jefferson
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 256
ISBN Number 9781101870648

Negroland


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

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.

Product Details :

Author by Margo Jefferson
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 256
ISBN Number 9781783783038

The Negroland Of The Arabs Examined And Explained Or An Inquiry Into The Early History And Geography Of Central Africa


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

Product Details :

Author by William Desborough Cooley
Genre eBook Sudan (Region)
Read Book 143
ISBN Number OXFORD:N10565814

Negroland


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

"A New York times notable book"--Back cover.

Product Details :

Author by Margo Jefferson
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
Read Book 272
ISBN Number 9780307473431

The Negroes In Negroland The Negroes In America And Negroes Generally Also The Several Races Of White Men Considered As The Supplanters Of The Black Races A Compilation By H R H Etc


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

Product Details :

Author by Hinton Rowan HELPER
Genre eBook
Read Book
ISBN Number BL:A0018540553

The Negroland Of The Arabs Examined And Explained 1841


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

First Published in 1966. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details :

Author by William Desborough Cooley
Genre eBook History
Read Book 170
ISBN Number 9781136975547

Negroland Or Light Thrown Upon The Dark Continent The History Of African Exploration And Adventure As Given In The Leading Authorities From Herodotus To The Latest Explorers Including Livingston Speke Baker Stanley Johnston Others


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

Product Details :

Author by Charles H. Jones
Genre eBook Africa
Read Book 496
ISBN Number IND:30000115101028

The Negroland Revisited


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

Product Details :

Author by Pekka Masonen
Genre eBook History
Read Book 599
ISBN Number STANFORD:36105110243792

On Michael Jackson


Available: macOS, Windows, Android, Tablet

In On Michael Jackson—an at once passionate, incisive, and bracing work of cultural analysis—Pulitzer Prize–winning critic for The New York Times Margo Jefferson brilliantly unravels the complexities of one of the most enigmatic figures of our time. Who is Michael Jackson and what does it mean to call him a “What Is It”? What do P. T. Barnum, Peter Pan, and Edgar Allan Poe have to do with our fascination with Jackson? How did his curious Victorian upbringing and his tenure as a child prodigy on the “chitlin’ circuit” inform his character and multiplicity of selves? How is Michael Jackson’s celebrity related to the outrageous popularity of nineteenth-century minstrelsy? What is the perverse appeal of child stars for grown-ups and what is the price of such stardom for these children and for us? What uncanniness provoked Michael Jackson to become “Alone of All His Race, Alone of All Her Sex,” while establishing himself as an undeniably great performer with neo-Gothic, dandy proclivities and a producer of visionary music videos? What do we find so unnerving about Michael Jackson’s presumed monstrosity? In short, how are we all of us implicated? In this stunning book, Margo Jefferson gives us the incontrovertible lowdown on call-him-what-you-wish; she offers a powerful reckoning with a quintessential, richly allusive signifier of American society and popular culture.

Product Details :

Author by Margo Jefferson
Genre eBook Social Science
Read Book 144
ISBN Number 0375424253