Piney Woods and its Story (Author Signed)

By: Jones, Laurence C.

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Book Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Original First Edition, not a reprint.. Rare inscribed copy "To Mrs. C. B. Hartwick in the spirit in which you have helped us. Sincerely Laurence C. Jones, Buxton, Miss. , may 9th, 1923." Slight browning to end papers. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover.The Piney Woods Country Life School (or The Piney Woods School) is a co-educational independent historically African-American boarding school for grades 9-12 in Piney Woods, Mississippi. It is one of four remaining historically African-American boarding schools in the United States. It is currently the largest African-American boarding school, as well as being the second oldest continually operating African-American boarding school. Today the curriculum at Piney Woods combines strict discipline, Christian teaching and chores with classroom instruction. More than 98 percent of Piney Woods' graduates go on to attend colleges, including Xavier University, Princeton University, the University of Chicago, Smith College, Harvard University, Vassar College, Tufts University and Amherst College. We provide delivery tracking on US orders. The author was born Nov. 21, 1882 and grew up in Missouri. He attended tue University of Iowa at Iowa City and received the bachelor of philosophy in 1907. It was at the University where he heard the President, Dr. George E. MacLean use the phrase "Noblesse Oblige" which became his motivation to start the Piney Woods school for disadvantaged and poor children of the area. He became known as "The Little Professor". Rare work. ; Mylar Cover on Dust ; Photographs; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 154 pages; p; Signed by Author

Book Title: Piney Woods and its Story (Author Signed)

Author Name: Jones, Laurence C.

Categories: Author Signed,

Edition: First Edition; First Impression

Publisher: New York, Fleming H. Revell: 1922

Binding (hardback, paperback, etc.): Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID or SKU: 61422

Keywords: Education Black Negro African American Author Signed Mississippi Boarding School History Americana,