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by Margo Jefferson

Hardcover, 248 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $25 |


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A highly personal meditation on race, sex and American culture by the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic traces her upbringing and education in upper-class African-American circles against a backdrop of the Civil Rights era and its contradictory aftermath.

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Margo Jefferson is a writing professor at Columbia University. In 1994, she won a Pulitzer Prize for Criticism for her work at The New York Times. Michael Lionstar/Pantheon hide caption

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Privilege And Pressure: A Memoir Of Growing Up Black And Elite In 'Negroland'

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