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The conquest : the story of a Negro pioneer

Author: Oscar Micheaux
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1994.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The novel portrays the aspirations and struggles of a black homesteader named Oscar Devereaux. Born on a small farm near Cairo, Illinois, one of thirteen children, Devereaux leaves home to work in the Chicago stockyards and finally graduates to the job of porter in a Pullman railway car. He is persoable, industrious, and frugal with a purpose. After saving $2,500, Devereaux goes to South Dakota and buys land. His  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Pastoral fiction
Western stories
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Micheaux, Oscar, 1884-1951.
Conquest.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, 1994
(DLC) 94006243
(OCoLC)29877087
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Oscar Micheaux
ISBN: 0585266352 9780585266350
OCLC Number: 45727406
Notes: Originally published: Lincoln, Neb., Woodruff Press, 1913.
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 311 pages) : illustrations
Responsibility: by Oscar Micheaux ; introduction to the Bison Book edition by Learthen Dorsey.

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The novel portrays the aspirations and struggles of a black homesteader named Oscar Devereaux. Born on a small farm near Cairo, Illinois, one of thirteen children, Devereaux leaves home to work in the Chicago stockyards and finally graduates to the job of porter in a Pullman railway car. He is persoable, industrious, and frugal with a purpose. After saving $2,500, Devereaux goes to South Dakota and buys land. His object is not speculation for quick profit but the cultivation of property he can call his own. He plows and sows and sweats, and by the age of twenty-five has reaped an estate worth $20,000. Success is sweet, self-respect is sweeter. But if the calamities he is exposed to as a homesteader are severe, so are those brought on by marriage to the passive daughter of a dominating preacher.

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