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Jefferson, Margo 1947-

Works: 36 works in 89 publications in 3 languages and 3,974 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Anecdotes  Autobiographies  Music  Documentary television programs  Essays  Exhibition catalogs  Pictorial works 
Roles: Author, Other, Interviewee, Teacher, Performer
Classifications: F548.9.N4, 305.8960730773110904
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Publications about Margo Jefferson
Publications by Margo Jefferson
Most widely held works about Margo Jefferson
Most widely held works by Margo Jefferson
On Michael Jackson by Margo Jefferson( Book )
18 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 993 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: Margo Jefferson's On Michael Jackson is a lucid and elegant cultural analysis of the rise and fall of the King of Pop. An award-winning cultural critic, Jefferson brings an unexpected compassion as well as her sharp intellect and incomparable insight to Jackson's 2005 trial for child molestation, startling us with her erudite illumination of a media-drenched circus that we only thought we understood. As only she can, Jefferson reads between the lines of Jackson's 1998 autobiography as well as published accounts of his childhood, his family, and Motown-where Michael and his brothers first made the Jackson 5 a household name-leaving us with provocative and perhaps unanswerable questions about Jackson, child stardom, and fame itself
The best American essays 2015 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
Compiles the best literary essays of the year 2014 which were originally published in American periodicals
Jazz by Ken Burns( visu )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 205 libraries worldwide
From 1917 through 1924 the "Jazz Age" begins with speakeasies, flappers and easy money for some. The story of jazz becomes a tale of two cities, Chicago and New York and of Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, whose lives and music will span three-quarters of a century. This episode also follows the careers of jazz greats James Reese Europe, King Oliver, Willie Smith, Fletcher Henderson, Paul Whiteman and James P. Johnson
Developing writers ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 120 libraries worldwide
Looking at the works and words of professional and published writers is an essential activity in the writing classroom. While students read for content and meaning they also learn about the writer's craft. Students discover how they can grow as writers by exploring many voices and styles. In this hour, we'll see how teachers help their students learn from professional writers. We'll also hear from several writers who share insights about their own processes and they'll tell us who they turn to for inspiration
On Michael Jackson by Margo Jefferson( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
A culture critic reflects on the cultural and social significance of Michael Jackson, exploring the ways in which the spectacle of Jackson's life and musical talents have shaped American social and popular culture
Negroland : a memoir by Margo Jefferson( Book )
6 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
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 the author'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-Jefferson brilliantly charts the twists and turns of a life informed by psychological and moral contradictions. Aware as it is of heart-wrenching despair and depression, this book is a triumphant paean to the grace of perseverance
Black dolls : from the collection of Deborah Neff ( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
"This book presents over 100 unique handmade African American dolls made between 1850 and 1930 from the collection of Deborah Neff, a Connecticut-based collector and champion of vernacular art. It is believed that African Americans created these dolls for the children in their lives, including members of their own families and respective communities as well as white children in their charge. Acquired over the last 25 years, this renowned collection is considered to be one of the finest of its kind ever to be assembled. The dolls portray faithful yet stylized representations of young and old African Americans-playful boys and girls, well-dressed gentlemen, elegant young ladies, and distinguished older men and women. Made with scraps of cloth, ribbon and lace, or old socks, and stuffed with wool or cotton, these unusual dolls are charming and full of emotional spirit. Their faces are embroidered, stitched and painted to express a variety of emotions, each representing a fascinating story of culture and identity in American history. The book also features an assortment of rare vintage photographs from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, showing both black and white children holding, posing or playing with their dolls. After five years of combing the archives of museums, historical societies and private collections, the research done for this volume uncovered fascinating vernacular photographs of African American children holding white dolls and Caucasian children holding black dolls-but there was not a single image of an African American person holding a black doll. This complex combination of text and imagery has helped transform this book into a commentary about social mobility and racial identity conveyed through the untold story of these dolls. In an essay, renowned artist Faith Ringgold addresses the inherent prejudices of this work as well as her personal connection with the medium. Also included are essays by Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Margo Jefferson and writer Lyle Rexer"--
Some American feminists ( visu )
4 editions published between 1977 and 2013 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Interviews and newsreel footage place the American feminist movement in an historical perspective. Six of the women who gave impetus to the movement discuss those issues that most concern them
On critical analysis ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Margo Jefferson, New York Times columnist and writing teacher, and Ann Douglas, American Studies and English teacher, discuss critical analysis in the arts
Jazz. [1924-1929] ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
By 1924 to 1928 jazz is everywhere in America and spreading abroad. For the first time, soloists and singers take center stage, transforming the music with their distinctive voices. This episode traces the careers of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Artie Shaw, Sidney Bechet, Bessie Smith, Earl Hines, Ethel Waters, Bix Beiderbecke, the first great white jazz artist and Benny Goodman, the son of Jewish immigrants
Jazz. [1929-1934] ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
The Jazz video series by Ken Burns traces the history of Jazz from its roots in the African-American community of New Orleans to its heights and continuing presence
Interview with Margo Jefferson, January 23, 2006 ( file )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Josephine Baker : a century in the spotlight [Special] ( Article )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Veni, vidi, video by Margo Jefferson( Book )
1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Cynthia Ozick, moral minority by Margo Jefferson( Article )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Josephine Baker : the dancer by Margo Jefferson( Article )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
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Alternative Names
Margo Jefferson American theatre critic
Margo Jefferson Amerikaans journaliste
English (60)
German (7)
French (2)
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