Orig. pub. Columbia 1944. Reprinted 1976. vii, 135 pp., new intro. Item #77
The success of Mrs. Nelson's first novel encouraged the publication in 1944 of The Dawn Appears. It is "affectionately dedicated to the Pee Dee section of South Carolina" and deals with the relationship between landlords and workers on a plantation typical of the area. Not a sequel to After the Storm, the book examines the experience of Negro soldiers preparing to fight in defense of a country they believed in, despite the hardships and sufferings of their lives.