The Legend of John Henry: Folklore and the Lives of African Americans in the Postwar South - U.S.
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The Legend of John Henry: Folklore and the Lives of African Americans in the Postwar South - U.S.

Scott Reynolds Nelson

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-23340-6; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-23340-2; Format: e-Book Agency

Instructors
This document collection examines the folklore that surrounds John Henry to help students better understand the lives of African Americans living in the post-Civil War South. The selections within this collection are messy and multivocal; they can be read many different ways, requiring students to critically evaluate each source. Students are guided through their analysis of the primary sources with an author-provided learning objective, central question, and historical context.