Philadelphia: Whitmore Publishing, 1970. Hardcover. 8vo (8.3 in, 21.1 cm). xv [1 blank], 1-334 [2 blanks] pp.
First edition: Signed by author Boyd Ellsworth Payton (1908-1084), vice president of the Textile Workers Union, on front free endpaper in 1970. Scapegoat tells the complete story of the ugly labor strike, of Boyd Payton's imprisonment, and of his ultimate full pardon. Before his pardon, Payton spent an agonizing nine months in jail surrounded by draconian cruelty. - front flap.
Publisher's black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Dust jacket in clear archival protector. Exterior lightly handled. Dust jacket with some edgewear. Near fine in very good+ dust jacket. Item #1093
Signed by Author.