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Ain't nothing but a man : my quest to find the real John Henry / Scott Reynolds Nelson with Marc Aronson.

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Author/Creator:
Nelson, Scott Reynolds.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2008
Imprint:
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2008.
Format:
  • Book
  • 64 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 29 cm.
Bibliography:
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.
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.
Contributor:
Aronson, Marc.
Subjects:
ISBN:
9781426300004
142630000X
9781426300011
1426300018

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