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Posted By: GUEST,Jim Hauser
28-Oct-14 - 02:30 PM
Thread Name: rebellion and protest in John Henry
Subject: RE: rebellion and protest in John Henry
I checked the wikipedia webpage that you linked to and it says that Guy B. Johnson found someone who claimed that John Henry entered the contest with the steam drill "because he hated to see a machine take the work of men like him." I must be mistaken about seeing a post by John Garst stating that Johnson's and Chappell's books don't mention that saving jobs was a motivation for the contest. Thanks for setting me straight on this!