Very Good / Very Good. Item #6603
Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1946. First Edition. Octavo. 301 pages. Unclipped illustrated dust jacket. Blue boards stamped in black. Red topstain. Jacket is chipped at extremities with a few smaller punctures and closed tears to spine and flaps, and some general toning and spotting. Boards lightly faded at spine and along edges. Binding sound.
Thompson's memoir of growing up in Iowa and North Dakota, with hers often being the only black family in their community. Thompson would go on to work as an editor at Ebony Magazine for over 40 years, and American Daughter would be reprinted in 1967.
Ownership stamp of Roland B. Scott to front endpapers and rear pastedown. Scott was an American pediatrician known for his influential work on sickle cell disease, eventually opening the Howard University Center for Sickle Cell Disease and acting as Director through 1990.