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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.
Pub Info Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2008.
book jacket
 Cotuit Children's Room  JB Henry     AVAILABLE
 Oak Bluffs-Children's  J 921 HENRY     AVAILABLE
 Wellfleet-Children's Area  J BIOGRAPHY Henry     AVAILABLE
Descript 64 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 29 cm.
Audience 1030L Lexile
Note Accelerated Reader MG 6.6 2 2 119451
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?-approximately 1875.
Henry, John William, 1847?-approximately 1875 -- Homes and haunts.
Nelson, Scott Reynolds -- Travel -- Southern States.
Henry, John William, 1847?-approximately 1875.
African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Railroad construction workers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Henry, John (Legendary character)
Henry, John (Legendary character)
African Americans -- Biography.
Railroad construction workers -- Biography.
Southern States -- Description and travel.
Add Author Aronson, Marc.
ISBN 9781426300004 (trade)
142630000X (trade)
9781426300011 (library)
1426300018 (library)
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