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The Resource Truevine : two brothers, a kidnapping, and a mother's quest ; a true story of the Jim Crow south, Beth Macy, (sound recording)

Truevine : two brothers, a kidnapping, and a mother's quest ; a true story of the Jim Crow south, Beth Macy, (sound recording)

Label
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
Creator
Contributor
Author
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The true story of two African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a 28-year struggle to get them back. The year was 1899 and the place a sweltering tobacco farm in the Jim Crow South town of Truevine, Virginia. George and Willie Muse were two little boys born to a sharecropper family. One day a white man offered them a piece of candy, setting off events that would take them around the world and change their lives forever. Captured into the circus, the Muse brothers performed for royalty at Buckingham Palace and headlined over a dozen sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden. They were global superstars in a pre-broadcast era. But the very root of their success was in the color of their skin and in the outrageous caricatures they were forced to assume: supposed cannibals, sheep-headed freaks, even "Ambassadors from Mars." Back home, their mother never accepted that they were "gone" and spent 28 years trying to get them back. Through hundreds of interviews and decades of research, Beth Macy expertly explores a central and difficult question: Where were the brothers better off? On the world stage as stars or in poverty at home? Truevine is a compelling narrative rich in historical detail and rife with implications to race relations today
Cataloging source
BLACP
Dewey number
305.896/073
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Suzanne Toren
Target audience
general
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Truevine : two brothers, a kidnapping, and a mother's quest ; a true story of the Jim Crow south, Beth Macy, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • Includes a PDF of photographs
Accompanying material
1 CD-ROM.
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn951821058
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (11 hrs.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781478942528
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
  • ZPc1fo
  • c1fo
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781478942498
System control number
(OCoLC)951821058
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Truevine : two brothers, a kidnapping, and a mother's quest ; a true story of the Jim Crow south, Beth Macy, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
  • Includes a PDF of photographs
Accompanying material
1 CD-ROM.
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn951821058
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (11 hrs.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781478942528
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
  • ZPc1fo
  • c1fo
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781478942498
System control number
(OCoLC)951821058
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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