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Truevine : two brothers, a kidnapping, and a mother's quest : a true story of the Jim Crow South / Beth Macy.

Macy, Beth, (author.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316337540
  • Physical Description: x, 420 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographic references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
I am the true vine -- Sit down and shut up -- White peoples is hateful -- And still the cry against us continues -- Your momma is dead -- Some serious secrets -- A paying proposition -- He who hustleth while he waiteth -- Comma, colored -- The prodigal son -- Not one single, solitary red penny -- Adultery's Siamese twin -- Housekeeping! -- Practically imbeciles -- Very good old colored woman -- Wilbur and John -- God is good to me -- Markers.
Summary, etc.:
The year was 1899 and the place a sweltering tobacco farm in the Jim Crow South town of Truevine, Virginia. George and Willie Muse were two little boys born to a sharecropper family. One day a white man offered them a piece of candy, setting off events that would take them around the world and change their lives forever. Captured into the circus, the Muse brothers performed for royalty at Buckingham Palace and headlined over a dozen sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden. They were global superstars in a pre-broadcast era. But the very root of their success was in the color of their skin and in the outrageous caricatures they were forced to assume: supposed cannibals, sheep-headed freaks, even "Ambassadors from Mars." Back home, their mother never accepted that they were "gone" and spent 28 years trying to get them back.-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Muse, George.
Muse, Willie.
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows > History.
Kidnapping > Virginia.
Albinos and albinism > Biography.
Circus performers > United States > 20th century > Biography.
Children of sharecroppers > Virginia > Biography.
Southern States > Race relations.
Genre: Biographies.

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