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THE CONQUEST THE STORY OF A NEGRO PIONEER

By: Micheaux, Oscar

Price: ¥550.00

Publisher: UNP - Nebraska Paperback: 1996

Seller ID: RWARE0000048073

ISBN: 0803282095

Condition: Very Good


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 h... View more info