First Edition. Autobiography from this Iowa native African-American writing of her early life in North Dakota, her college degree achievement, and then her removal to Chicago during the Great Depression: “There her search for friends among both Negroes and whites brought growing awareness of the common problems of minorities. She faced prejudice, watched hatreds simmer beneath the surface and flare into riots, but she found that there are people to whom qualities of friendliness and goodness are important than differences in color or race.” Thompson’s book was written under a fellowship from the Newberry Library; a core message being the unification of all races, creeds, and religion through strong friendships.
Description: American Daughter.
Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1946. 300pp. Publisher’s cloth; very good with an illustrated dust jacket by Elmer Jacobs. The dust jacket has a small chip, then a three inch or so closed tear to the front panel.