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Nelson, Scott Reynolds
Ain't nothing but a man : my quest to find the real John Henry / Scott Reynolds Nelson with Marc Aronson
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, c2008
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 SOE Curriuclum Lab, Rm 267  CL j973 NEL    AVAILABLE
Subject Henry, John William, 1847?-ca. 1875
Subject(s) African Americans -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
Railroad construction workers -- United States -- Biography -- Juvenile literature
John Henry (Legendary character)
Subject Henry, John William, 1847?-ca. 1875 -- Homes and haunts
Nelson, Scott Reynolds -- Travel -- Southern States
Southern States -- Description and travel
Physical Description 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
Note 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
Reading Program Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning MG 6.6 2
Series SOE Curriculum Lab
Alternate Author Aronson, Marc

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