03082nam 2200733Ia 450 99624798760331620200520144314.00-19-974114-X0-19-534119-81-280-84611-90-19-804104-71-4294-2043-X(CKB)1000000000465432(EBL)431148(OCoLC)609832009(SSID)ssj0000251307(PQKBManifestationID)11238829(PQKBTitleCode)TC0000251307(PQKBWorkID)10248365(PQKB)10140209(SSID)ssj0001149440(PQKBManifestationID)12523964(PQKBTitleCode)TC0001149440(PQKBWorkID)11166806(PQKB)24842661(MiAaPQ)EBC431148(Au-PeEL)EBL431148(CaPaEBR)ebr10160544(CaONFJC)MIL84611(EXLCZ)99100000000046543220061016d2006 uy 0engur|n|---|||||txtccrSteel drivin' man[electronic resource] John Henry, the untold story of an American legend /Scott Reynolds NelsonNew York ;Oxford Oxford University Press20061 online resource (225 p.)Description based upon print version of record.0-19-530010-6 Contents; 1. The Search for John Henry; 2. To the White House; 3. Wiseman's Grocery; 4. Ward-Well; 5. Man Versus Mountain; 6. The Southern Railway Octopus; 7. Songs People Have Sung: 1900-1930; 8. Communist Strongman; Coda; Notes; Acknowledgments; IndexThe ballad ""John Henry"" is the most recorded folk song in American history and John Henry--the mighty railroad man who could blast through rock faster than a steam drill--is a towering figure in our culture. But for over a century, no one knew who the original John Henry was--or even if there was a real John Henry. In Steel Drivin' Man, Scott Reynolds Nelson recounts the true story of the man behind the iconic American hero, telling the poignant tale of a young Virginia convict who died working on one of the most dangerous enterprises of the time, the first rail route through the AppalachianAfrican AmericansBiographyRailroad construction workersUnited StatesBiographyJohn Henry (Legendary character)African AmericansMusicAfrican American artSouthern StatesHistory, LocalElectronic books.African AmericansRailroad construction workersJohn Henry (Legendary character)African AmericansAfrican American art.973.04960730092Nelson Scott Reynolds923777MiAaPQMiAaPQMiAaPQBOOK996247987603316Steel drivin' man2083107UNISA