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Author Nelson, Scott Reynolds
Title Ain't nothing but a man : my quest to find the real John Henry / Scott Reynolds Nelson with Marc Aronson
Publisher Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2008
 Rodman Main Children's  973.049 N337    AVAILABLE
Descript 64 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 29 cm
Summary 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
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 62) and index
Contents Stuck -- Scavenger -- Who were the 40,000 missing men? -- Following the clues in the song about John Henry -- Big Bend -- Breakthrough -- On trial -- The contest -- The trackliners speak -- Appendices
Subject Henry, John William, 1847?-ca. 1875
African Americans -- Biography
Railroad construction workers -- United States -- Biography
John Henry (Legendary character)
Nelson, Scott Reynolds -- Travel -- Southern States
Southern States -- Description and travel
Alt Author Aronson, Marc
ISBN 9781426300004 (trade)
142630000X (trade)

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