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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Anderson - Anderson Main Library 305.896 Jefferson Margo (Text) 22960001089506 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Anderson - Westside Branch 305.896 Jefferson Margo (Text) 22960001089514 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch B JEFFERSON (Text) 0530005773995 Adult Book Club Books Available -
Beaufort - St. Helena Branch B JEFFERSON (Text) 0530010805741 Adult Biography Collection Available -
Calhoun - Main Library B JEFFERSON (Text) 30102100661865 Adult Biography Available -
Cherokee - Gaffney Library 305.896 JEF (Text) 33636003127042 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Colleton - Main Library B Jefferson, Margo (Text) 3010297840 Adult Biography Available -
Dorchester - Summerville Branch B JEFFERSON JEF (Text) 30018005159575 Adult Biography Available -
Harvin-Clarendon - Library 305.896 Je (Text) 208091000693755 Adult Non-Fiction Available -
Kershaw - Camden Library B JEFFERSON (Text) 33255003286110 Adult Biography Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780307378453
  • Physical Description: 248 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2015]

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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 19th 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. -- publisher.
Subject: Jefferson, Margo, 1947- > Childhood and youth.
Jefferson family.
African American women > Illinois > Chicago > Biography.
African Americans > Race identity.
Elite (Social sciences) > Illinois > Chicago Region.
African American girls > Illinois > Chicago Region > Social conditions > 20th century.
African Americans > Illinois > Chicago > Social life and customs > 20th century.
Chicago (Ill.) > Race relations > History > 20th century > Anecdotes.
Chicago Region (Ill.) > Social life and customs > 20th century > Anecdotes.
Chicago Region (Ill.) > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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