Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1945. First Edition. First printing. Small quarto (25cm). Blue cloth-covered boards, lettered in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 503pp; illus, tables, maps. Boards and text-block edges slightly soiled, a tiny nick to cloth at crown of spine, VG; in original dustwrapper, foxed on lighter portions (especially on spine panel) but complete and unclipped (priced $5.00), Very Good. Engraved bookplate of William Monroe Geer inside front cover.
Vance's best-known work, a demographic study of southern populations and their potential influence on post-War American economy and politics. Vance (1899-1975) was a long-time member of the Sociology faculty at the University of North Carolina and one-time President of the American Sociological Association.