THAT LONESOME ROAD, The Autobiography of Carrie M. Best

By: Best, Carrie M.

Price: $250.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good


A Nova Scotian woman tells her story, from her birth in New Glasgow in 1903 until the time of publication 74 years later. She and her son co-founded the first black-owned/published newspaper in Nova Scotia after losing a lawsuit against a local theatre over its segregationist policies. She was made a Member of the Order of Canada, later promoted to Officer, and later still posthumously awarded the Order of Nova Scotia. Inscription reads "To Eileen:--/In appreciation of your/help and kindness along/the way./Carrie M. Best." A scarce title of significant historical importance. 258 pages, illustrated. Spine slant, reading crease along left edge of front cover, one largish chip and several smaller ones to top edge of front cover, thin cover creases, scratches/impressions, scraping/flaking to spine edges, general wear. It would probably be best to read this with care, since it is perfect bound (an oxymoron if ever there was one), and it will not respond well to rough reading.

Title: THAT LONESOME ROAD, The Autobiography of Carrie M. Best

Author Name: Best, Carrie M.

Categories: Signed (all categories), History, Auto/Biography,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Glasgow, Clarion Publishing Company: 1977

Binding: Stiff Card Wraps

Book Condition: Good

Inscription: Inscribed & signed by Best, on title page

Size: Small Octavo -- from 7.75" to 9.75" Tall

Seller ID: 018277

Keywords: NOISBN, New Glasgow, Nova Scotia, N.S., racism, prejudice, black women, Canadian history, Carrie M. Prevoe, James Calbert Best, poet, poets, journalist, journalists