Negroland

Negroland
Author: Margo Jefferson
Release: 2016-08-23
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780307473431
Language: en
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award Winner of the Heartland Prize A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Time, Vanity Fair, Marie Claire, Time Out New York, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Kansas City Star, Men's Journal, Oprah.com Pulitzer Prize-winning cultural critic Margo Jefferson was born in 1947 into upper-crust black Chicago. Her father was head of pediatrics at Provident Hospital, while her mother was a socialite. In these pages, Jefferson takes us into this insular and discerning society: "I call it Negroland," she writes, "because I still find 'Negro' a word of wonders, glorious and terrible." Negroland's pedigree dates back generations, having originated with antebellum free blacks who made their fortunes among the plantations of the South. It evolved into a world of exclusive sororities, fraternities, networks, and clubs--a world in which skin color and hair texture were relentlessly evaluated alongside scholarly and professional achievements, where the Talented Tenth positioned themselves as a third race between whites and "the masses of Negros," and where the motto was "Achievement. Invulnerability. Comportment." At once incendiary and icy, mischievous and provocative, celebratory and elegiac, Negroland is a landmark work on privilege, discrimination, and the fallacy of post-racial America.

Negroland

Negroland
Author: Margo Jefferson
Release: 2015-09-08
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101870648
Language: en
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NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE WINNER • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • An extraordinary look at privilege, discrimination, and the fallacy of post-racial America by the renowned Pulitzer Prize–winning cultural critic Jefferson takes us into an insular and discerning society: “I call it Negroland,” she writes, “because I still find ‘Negro’ a word of wonders, glorious and terrible.” Margo Jefferson was born in 1947 into upper-crust black Chicago. Her father was head of pediatrics at Provident Hospital, while her mother was a socialite. Negroland’s pedigree dates back generations, having originated with antebellum free blacks who made their fortunes among the plantations of the South. It evolved into a world of exclusive sororities, fraternities, networks, and clubs—a world in which skin color and hair texture were relentlessly evaluated alongside scholarly and professional achievements, where the Talented Tenth positioned themselves as a third race between whites and “the masses of Negros,” and where the motto was “Achievement. Invulnerability. Comportment.” Jefferson brilliantly charts the twists and turns of a life informed by psychological and moral contradictions, while reckoning with the strictures and demands of Negroland at crucial historical moments—the civil rights movement, the dawn of feminism, the falsehood of post-racial America.

Negroland

Negroland
Author: Margo Jefferson
Release: 2016-06-02
Editor: Granta Books
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781783783038
Language: en
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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.

Negroland of the Arabs

Negroland of the Arabs
Author: William Desborough Cooley
Release: 1966
Editor: Psychology Press
Pages: 143
ISBN: 0714617997
Language: en
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First Published in 1966. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Negroes in Negroland

The Negroes in Negroland
Author: Hinton Rowan Helper
Release: 1868
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 254
ISBN: BL:A0018540553
Language: en
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The Negroland of the Arabs Examined and Explained Or An Inquiry Into the Early History and Geography of Central Africa

The Negroland of the Arabs Examined and Explained  Or  An Inquiry Into the Early History and Geography of Central Africa
Author: William Desborough Cooley
Release: 1841
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 143
ISBN: OXFORD:N10565814
Language: en
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The Negroland of the Arabs Examined and Explained 1841

The Negroland of the Arabs Examined and Explained  1841
Author: William Desborough Cooley
Release: 2013-12-19
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9781136975615
Language: en
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First Published in 1966. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

On Michael Jackson

On Michael Jackson
Author: Margo Jefferson
Release: 2006-01-10
Editor: Vintage
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9780375424250
Language: en
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The renowned Pulitzer Prize–winning cultural critic brilliantly unravels the complexities of one of the most enigmatic figures of our time in this passionate, incisive, and bracing work of cultural analysis. 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.

The Negroes in Negroland the Negroes in America and Negroes Generally

The Negroes in Negroland  the Negroes in America  and Negroes Generally
Author: Hinton Rowan Helper
Release: 2018-05-08
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 262
ISBN: 1718861303
Language: en
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The negroes in negroland; the negroes in America; and negroes generally. Also, the several races of white men, considered as the involuntary and predestined supplanters of the black races.

Intangiball

Intangiball
Author: Lonnie Wheeler
Release: 2015-08-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781451696028
Language: en
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"Longtime baseball writer and observer Lonnie Wheeler explains that there are unquantifiable elements in the game of baseball -- intangibles -- and shows how these immeasurable elements can bring success both to individual players and to teams"--

The Negroland Revisited

The Negroland Revisited
Author: Pekka Masonen
Release: 2000
Editor: Finnish Acad of Sci & Letters
Pages: 599
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110243792
Language: en
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The Negroes in Negroland The Negroes in America And Negroes Generally Also the Several Races of White Men Considered as the Involuntary and Predestined Supplanters of the Black Races a Compilation

The Negroes in Negroland  The Negroes in America  And Negroes Generally  Also  the Several Races of White Men  Considered as the Involuntary and Predestined Supplanters of the Black Races  a Compilation
Author: Hinton Rowan Helper
Release: 2018-11-08
Editor: Franklin Classics Trade Press
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0344863913
Language: en
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Negroland of the Arabs Examined and Explained 1841

The Negroland of the Arabs Examined and Explained  1841
Author: William Desborough Cooley
Release: 2013-12-19
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9781136975547
Language: en
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First Published in 1966. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Cast of Characters Wolcott Gibbs E B White James Thurber and the Golden Age of The New Yorker

Cast of Characters  Wolcott Gibbs  E  B  White  James Thurber  and the Golden Age of The New Yorker
Author: Thomas Vinciguerra
Release: 2015-11-09
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780393248746
Language: en
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“Exuberant . . . elegantly conjures an evocative group dynamic.” —Sam Roberts, New York Times From its birth in 1925 to the early days of the Cold War, The New Yorker slowly but surely took hold as the country’s most prestigious, entertaining, and informative general-interest periodical. In Cast of Characters, Thomas Vinciguerra paints a portrait of the magazine’s cadre of charming, wisecracking, driven, troubled, brilliant writers and editors. He introduces us to Wolcott Gibbs, theater critic, all-around wit, and author of an infamous 1936 parody of Time magazine. We meet the demanding and eccentric founding editor Harold Ross, who would routinely tell his underlings, "I'm firing you because you are not a genius," and who once mailed a pair of his underwear to Walter Winchell, who had accused him of preferring to go bare-bottomed under his slacks. Joining the cast are the mercurial, blind James Thurber, a brilliant cartoonist and wildly inventive fabulist, and the enigmatic E. B. White—an incomparable prose stylist and Ross's favorite son—who married The New Yorker's formidable fiction editor, Katharine Angell. Then there is the dashing St. Clair McKelway, who was married five times and claimed to have no fewer than twelve personalities, but was nonetheless a superb reporter and managing editor alike. Many of these characters became legends in their own right, but Vinciguerra also shows how, as a group, The New Yorker’s inner circle brought forth a profound transformation in how life was perceived, interpreted, written about, and published in America. Cast of Characters may be the most revealing—and entertaining—book yet about the unique personalities who built what Ross called not a magazine but a "movement."

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce
Author: Morgan Parker
Release: 2017-02-14
Editor: Tin House Books
Pages: 80
ISBN: 9781941040546
Language: en
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A TIME Magazine Best Paperback of 2017 A Publishers Weekly Best Poetry Collection of Spring A Paris Review Staff Pick A Most Anticipated Book of 2017 at NPR.org, BuzzFeed, VICE, NYLON, and more "This is a marvelous book. See for yourself. Morgan Parker is a fearlessly forward and forward-thinking literary star." —Terrance Hayes The only thing more beautiful than Beyoncé is God, and God is a black woman sipping rosé and drawing a lavender bath, texting her mom, belly-laughing in the therapist’s office, feeling unloved, being on display, daring to survive. Morgan Parker stands at the intersections of vulnerability and performance, of desire and disgust, of tragedy and excellence. Unrelentingly feminist, tender, ruthless, and sequined, these poems are an altar to the complexities of black American womanhood in an age of non-indictments and deja vu, and a time of wars over bodies and power. These poems celebrate and mourn. They are a chorus chanting: You’re gonna give us the love we need.

Negroland

Negroland
Author: Charles H. Jones
Release: 2019
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0243673108
Language: en
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The Florist s Daughter

The Florist s Daughter
Author: Patricia Hampl
Release: 2009-01-15
Editor: HMH
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0547416466
Language: en
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This New York Times Notable memoir of a middle-class, middle-America family is a “beautiful bouquet of a book” (Entertainment Weekly). They say “a daughter is a daughter all her life,” and no statement could be truer for Patricia Hampl. Born to a Czech father—an artistic florist—and a wary Irish mother, Hampl experienced a childhood in St. Paul, Minnesota, that couldn’t have been more normal, the perfect example of a twentieth century middle-class, middle-American upbringing. But as she faces the death of her mother, Hampl reflects on the struggles her parents went through to provide that normal, boring existence, and her own struggles with fulfilling the role of dutiful daughter as she grew through the postwar years to the turbulent sixties and couldn’t help wanting to rebel against the notion of a “relentlessly modest life.” Named a Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year, The Florist’s Daughter is Hampl’s most extraordinary work to date—a “quietly stunning” reminiscence of a Midwestern girlhood, and a reflection on what it means to be a daughter (People).

Aftershocks

Aftershocks
Author: Nadia Owusu
Release: 2021-01-12
Editor: Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781982111229
Language: en
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In the tradition of The Glass Castle, a deeply felt memoir from Whiting Award–winner Nadia Owusu about the push and pull of belonging, the seismic emotional toll of family secrets, and the heart it takes to pull through. A Most-Anticipated Selection by * The New York Times * Entertainment Weekly * O, The Oprah Magazine * New York magazine * Vogue * Time * Elle * Minneapolis Star Tribune * Electric Literature * Goodreads * The Millions *Refinery29 * HelloGiggles * Young Nadia Owusu followed her father, a United Nations official, from Europe to Africa and back again. Just as she and her family settled into a new home, her father would tell them it was time to say their goodbyes. The instability wrought by Nadia’s nomadic childhood was deepened by family secrets and fractures, both lived and inherited. Her Armenian American mother, who abandoned Nadia when she was two, would periodically reappear, only to vanish again. Her father, a Ghanaian, the great hero of her life, died when she was thirteen. After his passing, Nadia’s stepmother weighed her down with a revelation that was either a bombshell secret or a lie, rife with shaming innuendo. With these and other ruptures, Nadia arrived in New York as a young woman feeling stateless, motherless, and uncertain about her future, yet eager to find her own identity. What followed, however, were periods of depression in which she struggled to hold herself and her siblings together. Aftershocks is the way she hauled herself from the wreckage of her life’s perpetual quaking, the means by which she has finally come to understand that the only ground firm enough to count on is the one written into existence by her own hand. Heralding a dazzling new writer, Aftershocks joins the likes of Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight and William Styron’s Darkness Visible, and does for race identity what Maggie Nelson does for gender identity in The Argonauts.

My Soul Looks Back

My Soul Looks Back
Author: Jessica B. Harris
Release: 2017-05-09
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781501125904
Language: en
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In this captivating new memoir, award-winning writer Jessica B. Harris recalls a lost era—the vibrant New York City of her youth, where her social circle included Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and other members of the Black intelligentsia. In the Technicolor glow of the early seventies, Jessica B. Harris debated, celebrated, and danced her way from the jazz clubs of the Manhattan's West Side to the restaurants of the Village, living out her buoyant youth alongside the great minds of the day—luminaries like Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison. My Soul Looks Back is her paean to that fascinating social circle and the depth of their shared commitment to activism, intellectual engagement, and each other. Harris paints evocative portraits of her illustrious friends: Baldwin as he read aloud an early draft of If Beale Street Could Talk, Angelou cooking in her California kitchen, and Morrison relaxing at Baldwin’s house in Provence. Harris describes her role as theater critic for the New York Amsterdam News and editor at then burgeoning Essence magazine; star-studded parties in the South of France; drinks at Mikell’s, a hip West Side club; and the simple joy these extraordinary people took in each other’s company. The book is framed by Harris’s relationship with Sam Floyd, a fellow professor at Queens College, who introduced her to Baldwin. More than a memoir of friendship and first love My Soul Looks Back is a carefully crafted, intimately understood homage to a bygone era and the people that made it so remarkable.