EXODUSTERS: Black Migration to Kansas After Reconstruction.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1977. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The first comprehensive account of the thousands of black tenant farmers who migrated to Kansas in 1879 from Tennessee, Texas, Mississippi, & Louisiana. From a Newsweek review: "In 1879, fourteen years after the Emancipation Proclamation, thousands of blacks fled the South. They were headed for the homesteading lands of Kansas, the 'Garden Spot of the Earth' and the 'quintessential Free State, the land of John Brown'.Painter examines their exodus in fascinating detail. In the process, she offers a compelling portrait of the post-Reconstruction South and the desperate efforts by blacks and whites in that chaotic period to 'solve the race problem' once and for all." SIGNED on the title page. Photographs, bibliography. index. vii, 288 pp. ISBN: 0-393-009513.
Condition: Very good in a good only dust jacket (name on front endpaper, faint remainder mark, edgewear to dj and a small chip) Uncommon in the hardcover first edition.