New York: The Macaulay Company, (1937). First edition. A novel about a young African American World War I military officer who finds little but hard times upon return to his native land and is finally lynched. Lee was a leading Republican and African American businessman who promoted a self-help, black-pride philosophy and encouraged new African American businesses through his involvement in local banks and insurance companies. Near fine with bright yellow cloth cover showing light soiling and rubbing. In a very good or better dust jacket that has some soiled spots on the spine, one closed tear to the top of the front panel and shallow chipping to the top of the spine.