9780525562856

All God's Dangers

  • ISBN 13:

    9780525562856

  • ISBN 10:

    0525562850

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 07/31/2018
  • Publisher: Vintage

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Summary

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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