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

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

Label
Ain't nothing but a man : my quest to find the real John Henry
Title
Ain't nothing but a man
Title remainder
my quest to find the real John Henry
Statement of responsibility
Scott Reynolds Nelson with Marc Aronson
Title variation
Aint nothing but a man
Title variation remainder
my quest to find the real John Henry
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
Combining the story of the building of the railroads, the period of Reconstruction, folk tales, American mythology, and the tradition of work songs with his own personal quest, a renowned historian unravels the mystery surrounding the legendary African-American figure
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2009
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2008
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2009
Biography type
individual biography
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237369
Cataloging source
DLC
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Nelson, Scott Reynolds
Dewey number
  • 973.04960730092
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 3
  • 4
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Aronson, Marc
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True
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  • Henry, John William
  • African Americans
  • Railroad construction workers
  • John Henry (Legendary character)
  • Henry, John William
  • Nelson, Scott Reynolds
  • Southern States
Target audience
juvenile
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my quest to find the real John Henry
Label
Ain't nothing but a man : my quest to find the real John Henry, Scott Reynolds Nelson with Marc Aronson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn122309229
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
64 p.
Isbn
9781426300004
Isbn Type
(trade : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007012446
Other physical details
col. ill., col. map
System control number
(OCoLC)122309229
Label
Ain't nothing but a man : my quest to find the real John Henry, Scott Reynolds Nelson with Marc Aronson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
ocn122309229
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
64 p.
Isbn
9781426300004
Isbn Type
(trade : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007012446
Other physical details
col. ill., col. map
System control number
(OCoLC)122309229

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