By Theodore Rosengarten
Nate Shaw's father used to be born below slavery. Nate Shaw was once born right into a bondage that was once just a little gentler. on the age of 9, he was once deciding upon cotton for thirty-five cents an hour. on the age of forty-seven, he confronted down a crowd of white deputies who had come to confiscate a neighbor's crop. His defiance expense him twelve years in legal. This victorious autobiography, assembled from the eighty-four-year-old Shaw's oral memories, is the plain-spoken tale of an "over-average" guy who witnessed wrenching alterations within the lives of Southern black humans -- and whose unassuming braveness helped convey these alterations about.
All God's hazards received the nationwide booklet Award in 1975
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All God's Dangers by Theodore Rosengarten