All God's Dangers

All God's Dangers

The Life of Nate Shaw

Book - 2000
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"On a cold January morning in 1969, [two] young white ... student[s] from Massachusetts, stumbling along the dim trail of a long-defunct radical organization of the 1930s, the Alabama Sharecroppers Union, heard that there was a survivor and went looking for him.
In a rural settlement 20 miles or so from Tuskegee in east-central Alabama [they] found him - the man Theodore Rosengarten calls Nate Shaw - a black man, 84 years old, in full possession of every moment of his life and every facet of its meaning ... Theodore Rosengarten ... had found a black Homer, bursting with his black Odyssey and able to tell it with awesome intellectual power, with passion, with the almost frightening power of memory in a man who could neither read nor write but who sensed that the substance of his own life, and a million other black lives like his, were the very fiber of the nation's history."--Jacket.
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2000
Edition: University of Chicago Press ed
ISBN: 9780226727745
Branch Call Number: BIOGRAPHY 976.106 SHAW 2000
Characteristics: xxv, 575 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Rosengarten, Theodore


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