Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1981. First Edition. Book by a young African-American reporter who spent a year traveling as an itinerant laborer in the American South. He concludes: "...economics is the great controller. Economics is money is power is white. The paycheck is a more powerful controller than a hundred vicious dogs, and the whites still have the power to strangle us or let us breathe." Octavo. Cloth boards; dustjacket; 255pp. Presentation copy, lengthily and warmly inscribed by the author to Minnesota poem John Calvin Rezmerski: "To Rez / the real writer. And a truly good human being. You might as well sign this thing yourself, because so much of it is owed to you for your help, for understanding, for your appreciation and love of the word. Bless you." Signed, dated 1982. Fine copy in crisp, clean dustwrapper with a few small spots of rubbing to front panel, Near Fine.