Manchild in the Promised Land
Scribner Classic: 2012. Reprint. Hardcover in dust jacket. Near fine.
''Going to New York was goodbye to the cotton fields, goodbye to 'Massa Charlie,' goodbye to the chain gang, and, most of all, goodbye to those sunup-to-sundown working hours. One no longer had to wait to get to heaven to lay his burden down; burdens could be laid down in New York.''