Ain't Nothing but A Man

Ain't Nothing but A Man

My Quest to Find the Real John Henry

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Historian Scott Reynolds Nelson recounts how he came to discover the real John Henry, an African-American railroad worker who became a legend in the famous song.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2008
ISBN: 9781426300004
142630000X
9781426300011
1426300018
Branch Call Number: 973.0496 Nel
E185.97.H455 N445 2008
Characteristics: 64 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Aronson, Marc

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Was John Henry, who beat a steam drill in a contest but then died, a tall tale? Or was he a real man? Author Nelson recounts his attempt to find out the truth.

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