All God's dangers : the life of Nate Shaw

by Shaw, Nate.

Format: Print Book 1984
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F.O.R. Sto-Rox Library Biography BIO SHAW Sha
Location  F.O.R. Sto-Rox Library
 
Collection  Biography
 
Call Number  BIO SHAW Sha
 
 
Summary
Nate Shaw's father was born under slavery. Nate Shaw was born into a bondage that was only a little gentler. At the age of nine, he was picking cotton for thirty-five cents an hour. At the age of forty-seven, he faced down a crowd of white deputies who had come to confiscate a neighbor's crop. His defiance cost him twelve years in prison. This triumphant autobiography, assembled from the eighty-four-year-old Shaw's oral reminiscences, is the plain-spoken story of an "over-average" man who witnessed wrenching changes in the lives of Southern black people -- and whose unassuming courage helped bring those changes about.
Additional Information
Subjects Shaw, Nate.
Sharecropping -- History.
African Americans -- Alabama -- Biography.
Alabama -- Biography.
Publisher New York :Vintage Books,1984
Edition 1st Vintage Books ed.
Contributors Rosengarten, Theodore.
Language English
Notes Includes index.
Description xxv, 575 pages ; 20 cm
ISBN 0394722450 (pbk.)
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