The Resource Truevine : two brothers, a kidnapping, and a mother's quest : a true story of the Jim Crow South, Beth Macy

Truevine : two brothers, a kidnapping, and a mother's quest : a true story of the Jim Crow South, Beth Macy

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Truevine : two brothers, a kidnapping, and a mother's quest : a true story of the Jim Crow South
Title
Truevine
Title remainder
two brothers, a kidnapping, and a mother's quest : a true story of the Jim Crow South
Statement of responsibility
Beth Macy
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A true story of two albino African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a decades-long struggle to find them and to get justice for her family. The year was 1899, and the old people told the story: the place, a sweltering tobacco community in the Jim Crow South called Truevine, where everyone they knew was either a former slave or a child or grandchild of slaves. Though the narrative of George and Willie Muse has been passed down for over a century, no writer has ever gotten this close to the beating heart of their story and its mysteries: Were they really kidnapped and put into servitude by the circus? How did their mother, a black maid toiling under the harsh restrictions of segregation, bring them home? And why, after getting there, would they ever want to go back? At the height of their fame, the Muse brothers performed for British royalty and headlined more than a dozen sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden. They were fine musicians and global superstars in a pre-broadcast era. But the very root of their success hinged on the color of their skin and on the outrageous caricatures they were forced to assume: cannibals, sheep-headed freaks, even 'Ambassadors from Mars." Beth Macy is a master chronicler of life in the South, and her exclusive interviews and sources make for a riveting American story about race, greed, and a mother's love. These were two little boys born in a brutal time, sharecropping a field in the segregated South, stolen away by a white man offering candy, and set on a path of events that would forever change their lives--and their family's destiny.--Adapted from dust jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
MMI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Macy, Beth
Dewey number
791.35/0973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1811.A1
LC item number
M33 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Muse, George
  • Muse, Willie
  • Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Combined Shows
  • Albinos and albinism
  • Circus performers
  • Children of sharecroppers
  • PERFORMING ARTS
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Truevine : two brothers, a kidnapping, and a mother's quest : a true story of the Jim Crow South, Beth Macy
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Instantiates
Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: I am the true vine -- Sit down and shut up -- White peoples is hateful -- And still the cry against us continues -- Your momma is dead -- Some serious secrets -- A paying proposition -- He who hustleth while he waiteth -- Comma, colored -- The prodigal sons -- Not one single, solitary, red penny -- Adultery's siamese twin -- Housekeeping! -- Practically imbeciles -- Very good old colored woman -- Wilbur and John -- God is good to me -- Epilogue: markers
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ocn960905584
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unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (432 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316337564
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
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not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
DAB0F177-E3E3-43A4-9E0C-3C584970D023
System control number
(OCoLC)960905584
Label
Truevine : two brothers, a kidnapping, and a mother's quest : a true story of the Jim Crow South, Beth Macy
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: I am the true vine -- Sit down and shut up -- White peoples is hateful -- And still the cry against us continues -- Your momma is dead -- Some serious secrets -- A paying proposition -- He who hustleth while he waiteth -- Comma, colored -- The prodigal sons -- Not one single, solitary, red penny -- Adultery's siamese twin -- Housekeeping! -- Practically imbeciles -- Very good old colored woman -- Wilbur and John -- God is good to me -- Epilogue: markers
Control code
ocn960905584
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (432 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316337564
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
DAB0F177-E3E3-43A4-9E0C-3C584970D023
System control number
(OCoLC)960905584

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