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  • STUMP RANCH PIONEER. by Davis, Nelle Portrey.
    Davis, Nelle Portrey.
    STUMP RANCH PIONEER.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, 1942. SIGNED hardcover first edition - An uncommon account of one family's journey to the Northwest and the panhandle of Idaho. Driven from their Colorado sheep farm after a long struggle with the dust-bowl conditions of the late 1930s, Nelle Davis and her husband migrated, with their two children, to the second growth forests of northern Idaho to begin again as stump ranch farmers. SIGNED on the front endpaper with the word "sincerely." Synopsis from the dust jacket has been pasted onto the first blank page. 245 pp.

    Condition: From a school library with a donation bookplate on the front endpaper, several stamps, remnants of a pocket. Front hinge is cracking, and some fraying to the fore-edge of the front cover, but otherwise tight and clean, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 76776
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  • EXODUSTERS: Black Migration to Kansas After Reconstruction. by Painter, Nell Irvin.
    Painter, Nell Irvin.
    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.

    Book ID: 44884
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  • Thompson,Warren S.
    GROWTH AND CHANGES IN CALIFORNIA'S POPULATION.

    Edition: First printing.

    Los Angeles: The Haynes Foundation, 1955. Hardcover first edition - The preface states that this was produced because of the interest caused by the long-term rapid growth of the population in California - changes which have many consequences. Include information on the composition of the population (age, sex, birth rate, education, labor force), on intrastate and interstate migration, as well as special reports on Los Angeles and San Francisco, effects on agriculture and more. Large format, printed in two columns. Illustrated with maps, and many graphs, charts and tables. A valuable and very detailed reference. 377 pages.

    Condition: Ex-library with a few markings, but overall tight and clean in blue cloth binding (uncommon, and probably most, if not all, copies went to libraries.

    Book ID: 34747
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