All God's Dangers: The Life of Nate Shawby Theodore Rosengarten
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.
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Theodore Rosengarten is an American historian. Along with All God's Dangers, which won a National Book Award for contemporary affairs, Theodore has authored Tombee: Portrait of a Cotton Planter. He is a professor of history at the College of Charleston and currently resides in South Carolina.
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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.