Title: The Yankee Exodus: An Account of Migration from New England
Author: Stewart H. Holbrook
Description: Stated first printing. Inscribed by Holbrook on the half-title page. Red cloth boards stamped in blue and white. Light bumping to the tail of spine and front top fore-corner. Map endpapers. Pages clean. Dust jacket has small chips at tail of spine and corners; light general edgewear; front flap clipped but still showing the publisher's price ($5.00). DJ in clear archival sleeve. Index. Five maps and 24 pages of illustrations. xii, 398 pp. 9.5 x 6.5 inches.
An account of migrations westward by New Englanders since the late 1700's, chronicling in detail their accomplishments and influence on the character of America. Over 2000 Yankees are described or mentioned by name: settlers of towns, pioneer school teachers, cutters of timber, builders of railroads, founders of colleges, governors and senators. The ingenuity and energy of the Yankees is portrayed throughout.
Stewart Holbrook (1893-1964), who was himself a native of Vermont, was a writer and historian whose work primarily focused on the Pacific Northwest.
Inscribed by Holbrook "For my old and cherished friend / Leith Abbott / a native of the Yankee Province / of California." Leith Franklin Abbot (1898-1968) was a 1923 graduate of the University of Oregon School of Journalism. After doing short editorial stints at newspapers in Eugene and Pendleton, he went to work as an advertising man for the Long-Bell Lumber Company. In 1930 he become a publicity director for Southern Pacific Railroad and worked there, at their Portland branch, until he retired in 1963.
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Publisher: Macmillan Company
Place: New York
Keywords: history, migrations, Americana, pioneers, settlers, United States, westward migration,
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