CHAPTER THREE: Black Supermen and the "John Henry Tradition"

Zabel, Darcy A.
January 2004
Underground Railroad in African American Literature;2004, p75
Book Chapter
The article presents a chapter of the book "(Underground) Railroad in African American Literature." The chapter talked about the literary theme of African American supermen, with regards to the John Henry tradition. John Henry was a railroad steel driver who had been immortalized as a symbol of man against machines. Though he was a real person, he is remembered as a legend of the history of the U.S.


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