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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 23 August 2016
  • ISBN : 9780307473431
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 16 voters

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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.

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Negroland

Negroland
  • Author : Margo Jefferson
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2016-08-23
  • ISBN : 9780307473431
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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.

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
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1841
  • ISBN : OXFORD:N10565814
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The Negroes in Negroland

The Negroes in Negroland
  • Author : Hinton Rowan Helper
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1868
  • ISBN : BL:A0018540553
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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
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-12-19
  • ISBN : 9781136975615
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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 America; and Negroes Generally

The Negroes in Negroland; the Negroes in America; and Negroes Generally
  • Author : Hinton Rowan Helper
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-05-08
  • ISBN : 1718861303
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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.

The Florist's Daughter

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  • Author : Patricia Hampl
  • Publisher : HMH
  • Release Date : 2009-01-15
  • ISBN : 9780547416465
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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

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On Michael Jackson
  • Author : Margo Jefferson
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2006-01-10
  • ISBN : 9780375424250
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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

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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-01-31
  • ISBN : 9780062346117
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In this outstanding cultural biography, the author of the New York Times bestseller A Slave in the White House chronicles a critical yet overlooked chapter in American history: the inspiring rise and calculated fall of the black elite, from Emancipation through Reconstruction to the Jim Crow Era—embodied in the experiences of an influential figure of the time, academic, entrepreneur, and political activist and black history pioneer Daniel Murray. In the wake of the Civil War, Daniel Murray, born free

White Sands

White Sands
  • Author : Geoff Dyer
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 2016-06-30
  • ISBN : 9781782117414
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SHORTLISTED FOR STANFORD DOLMAN TRAVEL BOOK OF THE YEAR From a trip to The Lightning Field in New Mexico, to chasing Gauguin's ghost in French Polynesia, White Sands is a creative exploration of why we travel. Episodic, wide-ranging and funny, Geoff Dyer blends travel writing, essay, criticism and fiction with a smart and cantankerous wit that is unmatched. From one of the most original writers in Britain, this is a book for armchair travellers and procrastinating philosophers everywhere.

Our Kind of People

Our Kind of People
  • Author : Lawrence Otis Graham
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-03-17
  • ISBN : 9780061870811
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Now a TV series on FOX starring Morris Chestnut, Yaya DaCosta, Nadine Ellis, and Joe Morton. "Fascinating. . . . [Graham] has made a major contribution both to African-American studies and the larger American picture." —New York Times Debutante cotillions. Million-dollar homes. Summers in Martha's Vineyard. Membership in the Links, Jack & Jill, Deltas, Boule, and AKAs. An obsession with the right schools, families, social clubs, and skin complexion. This is the world of the black upper class and the focus of the first

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  • Author : Thomas Vinciguerra
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2015-11-09
  • ISBN : 9780393248746
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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

The Inevitable: Contemporary Writers Confront Death

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  • Author : Bradford Morrow,David Shields
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-02-21
  • ISBN : 0393341178
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What is death and how does it touch upon life? Twenty writers look for answers. Birth is not inevitable. Life certainly isn't. The sole inevitability of existence, the only sure consequence of being alive, is death. In these eloquent and surprising essays, twenty writers face this fact, among them Geoff Dyer, who describes the ghost bikes memorializing those who die in biking accidents; Jonathan Safran Foer, proposing a new way of punctuating dialogue in the face of a family history

The Negroland Revisited

The Negroland Revisited
  • Author : Pekka Masonen
  • Publisher : Finnish Acad of Sci & Letters
  • Release Date : 2000
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105110243792
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  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2016-02-02
  • ISBN : 9780374713140
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Jed--young, gay, black, out of rehab and out of prospects in his hometown of Chicago--flees to the city of his fantasies, a museum of modernism and decadence: Berlin. The paradise that tyranny created, the subsidized city isolated behind the Berlin Wall, is where he's chosen to become the figure that he so admires, the black American expatriate. Newly sober and nostalgic for the Weimar days of Isherwood and Auden, Jed arrives to chase boys and to escape from what it

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  • Author : Morgan Parker
  • Publisher : Tin House Books
  • Release Date : 2017-02-14
  • ISBN : 9781941040546
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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