Chicago: Path Press, 1969. First Edition. Octavo (23.5cm.); original cloth in brown pictorial dust jacket; ,349pp. General shelf wear to jacket extremities, else Fine in Very Good jacket. Novel set among early members of the Civil Rights movement in southern Illinois during the Truman presidency. The African-American author, born in Marian, Arkansas, served in WW2 and worked as a farm hand, mill worker, dining car waiter, and finally political organizer and labor union educator.