The Resource The conquest : the story of a Negro pioneer, Oscar Micheaux, (electronic resource)

The conquest : the story of a Negro pioneer, Oscar Micheaux, (electronic resource)

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The conquest : the story of a Negro pioneer
Title
The conquest
Title remainder
the story of a Negro pioneer
Statement of responsibility
Oscar Micheaux
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Conquest: The Story of a Negro Pioneer (1913) is a novel by Oscar Micheaux. Before he became the first Black movie mogul in American history, Micheaux was a homesteader-turned novelist whose passion for storytelling and business acumen were born from a youth of hard work and struggle. The son of a former slave, Micheaux dedicated his life to countering the dominant narratives of American history while inspiring and empowering Black people around the world. "The heavy rains washed the loam from the hills and deposited it on these bottoms. Years ago, when the rolling lands were cleared, and before the excessive rainfall had washed away the loose surface, the highlands were considered most valuable for agricultural purposes, equally as valuable as the bottoms now are." A Black homesteader named Oscar Devereaux reflects on a life of perseverance. Raised alongside twelve siblings in rural Illinois, he leaves home and family behind to seek a life of fortune and independence. Never one to set limits, Devereaux discovers that no dream is beyond his reach. Dedicated to educator and orator Booker T. Washington, The Conquest was described by its author as the "true story of a negro who was discontented and [of] the circumstances that were the outcome of that discontent." With a beautifully designed cover and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of Oscar Micheaux's The Conquest: The Story of a Negro Pioneer is a classic of African American literature reimagined for modern readers
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1884-1951
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Micheaux, Oscar
Dewey number
917.8/03/30924
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Micheaux, Oscar
  • Micheaux, Oscar
  • African American pioneers
  • Electronic books
  • Man-woman relationships
  • American fiction
  • South Dakota
Target audience
adult
Label
The conquest : the story of a Negro pioneer, Oscar Micheaux, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781513209975
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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14847638
Publisher number
MWT14847638
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The conquest : the story of a Negro pioneer, Oscar Micheaux, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781513209975
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
14847638
Publisher number
MWT14847638
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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