THE CONQUEST THE STORY OF A NEGRO PIONEER

THE CONQUEST THE STORY OF A NEGRO PIONEER

By: Micheaux, Oscar

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From the Back Cover The novel portrays the aspirations and struggles of a black homesteader nam ed Oscar Devereaux. Born on a small farm near Cairo, Illinois, one of thirt een children, Devereaux leaves home to work in the Chicago stockyards and f inally graduates to the job of porter in a Pullman railway car. He is perso able, industrious, and frugal with a purpose. After saving $2,500, Devereau x goes to South Dakota and buys land. His object is not speculation for qui ck profit but the cultivation of property he can call his own. He plows and sows and sweats, and by the age of twenty-five has reaped an estate worth $20,000. Success is sweet, self-respect is sweeter. But if the calamities h e is exposed to as a homesteader are severe, so are those brought on by mar riage to the passive daughter of a dominating preacher. About the Author Rarely reprinted and never before in paperback, The Conquest is introduced by Learthen Dorsey, a professor of history at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Also available in a Bison Book edition is Oscar Micheaux's 1917 novel The Homesteader.

Title: THE CONQUEST THE STORY OF A NEGRO PIONEER

Author Name: Micheaux, Oscar

Categories: Nonfiction (Kindle Store),

Publisher: UNP - Nebraska Paperback: 1996

ISBN Number: 0803282095

ISBN Number 13: 9780803282094

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000048073