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Negroland

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An extraordinary look at privilege, discrimination, and the fallacy of post-racial America by Pulitzer Prize–winning cultural critic Margo Jefferson
 
National Bestseller
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
New York Times Notable Book

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...

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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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  • Release date: September 8, 2015

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  • ISBN: 9781101870648
  • File size: 6609 KB
  • Release date: September 8, 2015

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  • ISBN: 9781101870648
  • File size: 8026 KB
  • Release date: September 8, 2015

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An extraordinary look at privilege, discrimination, and the fallacy of post-racial America by Pulitzer Prize–winning cultural critic Margo Jefferson
 
National Bestseller
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award
New York Times Notable Book

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...

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