All God's Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw

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University of Chicago Press, May 1, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 575 pages
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All God's Dangers won the National Book Award in 1975.

"On a cold January morning in 1969, a young white graduate student from Massachusetts, stumbling along the dim trail of a long-defunct radical organization of the 1930s, the Alabama Sharecropper Union, heard that there was a survivor and went looking for him. In a rural settlement 20 miles or so from Tuskegee in east-central Alabama he found him—the man he calls Nate Shaw—a black man, 84 years old, in full possession of every moment of his life and every facet of its meaning. . . . Theodore Rosengarten, the student, had found a black Homer, bursting with his black Odyssey and able to tell it with awesome intellectual power, with passion, with the almost frightening power of memory in a man who could neither read nor write but who sensed that the substance of his own life, and a million other black lives like his, were the very fiber of the nation's history." —H. Jack Geiger, New York Times Book Review
  

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Review: All God's Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw

User Review  - Cathy - Goodreads

I loved reading Nate Shaw's stories in his oral autobiography. I am disappointed that I won't be "hearing" him anymore, and getting just a small grasp on the difficult life of a black sharecropper ... Read full review

Review: All God's Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw

User Review  - Mary L. - Goodreads

Gave up on this one. I liked the beginning but then it seemed to go on and on about the same thing. Needed a good editor. Read full review

Contents

Preface
xiii
YOUTH
1
DEEDS
95
PRISON
345
REVELATION
413
Appendix
559
Index
563
Copyright

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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, Rosengarten 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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