Negroland a memoir
(CD audio book)

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Miles, Robin, narrator.
Published
[Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2015].
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Format
CD audio book
Edition
Unabridged.
Physical Desc
7 audio discs (8 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Language
English
ISBN
9781504681568, 1504681568, 1504681541, 9781504681544

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Compact discs.
Participants/Performers
Read by Robin Miles.
Description
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 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-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-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.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Jefferson, M., & Miles, R. (2015). Negroland: a memoir (Unabridged.). Blackstone Audio, Inc..

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jefferson, Margo, 1947- and Robin, Miles. 2015. Negroland: A Memoir. [Ashland, Oregon]: Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jefferson, Margo, 1947- and Robin, Miles. Negroland: A Memoir [Ashland, Oregon]: Blackstone Audio, Inc, 2015.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Jefferson, Margo, and Robin Miles. Negroland: A Memoir Unabridged., Blackstone Audio, Inc., 2015.

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