All God's Dangers

All God's Dangers

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by Theodore Rosengarten
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307831910
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
06/05/2013
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
560
Sales rank:
953,593
File size:
2 MB

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All God's Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
dleet18 More than 1 year ago
I'm about half way through, but wanted to write that this is a truly exceptional oral history from an Alabama share cropper. Highly recommended reading.