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Steel drivin' man [[electronic resource] ] : John Henry, the untold story of an American legend / / Scott Reynolds Nelson



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Autore: Nelson Scott Reynolds Visualizza persona
Titolo: Steel drivin' man [[electronic resource] ] : John Henry, the untold story of an American legend / / Scott Reynolds Nelson Visualizza cluster
Pubblicazione: New York ; ; Oxford, : Oxford University Press, 2006
Descrizione fisica: 1 online resource (225 p.)
Disciplina: 973.04960730092
Soggetto topico: African Americans
Railroad construction workers - United States
John Henry (Legendary character)
African American art
Soggetto geografico: Southern States History, Local
Soggetto genere / forma: Electronic books.
Note generali: Description based upon print version of record.
Nota di contenuto: 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; Index
Sommario/riassunto: The 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 Appalachian
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ISBN: 0-19-974114-X
0-19-534119-8
1-280-84611-9
0-19-804104-7
1-4294-2043-X
Formato: Materiale a stampa
Livello bibliografico Monografia
Lingua di pubblicazione: Inglese
Record Nr.: 9910526470803321
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