TITLE

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

AUTHOR(S)
Zabel, Darcy A.
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Underground Railroad in African American Literature;2004, p75
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
19313807

 

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