New Haven: Yale University Press, 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. 8vo. Yellow cloth boards in black and yellow photographic dust jacket. Spine sunned. Light scuffing to jacket edges. INSCRIBED on ffep: "Dear Ken / On the occasion of your retirement please accept this token of my appreciation for your years of teaching, writing and scholarly leadership. I consider myself fortunate to have been a member of a privileged group of graduate students who studied under your direction. / Rudy." Near fine in very good plus jacket. 321pp. Near fine / very good +. Item #23422
No. 29 in the Yale Western Americana Series. Pioneering work on the experience of African American Forty-niners, who "formed the largest voluntary migration of American blacks before the Civil War." Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. With a bibliographical essay discussing Lapp's sources and the problems of interpreting manuscript materials. Illustrated in black and white.