All God's dangers : the life of Nate Shaw
by Shaw, Nate.
|Format:||Print Book 1984|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
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.
Sharecropping -- History.
African Americans -- Alabama -- Biography.
Alabama -- Biography.
|Publisher|| New York :Vintage Books,1984
|Edition||1st Vintage Books ed.|
xxv, 575 pages ; 20 cm