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John Henry and the double jointed steam-drill

Author: Irwin Shapiro; James Daugherty
Publisher: New York : J. Messner, ©1945.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Henry is a black man from the Black River Country. He left the country to travel to New Orleans in hopes of finding a job. While in New Orleans he marries Pollie Ann and becomes a master at using the steam drill. He ran the steam drill right into the ground by the end of the story.
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Genre/Form: Folklore
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shapiro, Irwin, 1911-1981.
John Henry and the double jointed steam-drill.
New York, J. Messner [1945]
(OCoLC)609463512
Named Person: John Henry, (Legendary character); John Henry, (Legendary character)
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Irwin Shapiro; James Daugherty
OCLC Number: 1462749
Notes: Illustrated lining papers.
Description: 55 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Responsibility: by Irwin Shapiro ; with drawings by James Daugherty.

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John Henry is a black man from the Black River Country. He left the country to travel to New Orleans in hopes of finding a job. While in New Orleans he marries Pollie Ann and becomes a master at using the steam drill. He ran the steam drill right into the ground by the end of the story.

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