By Theodore Rosengarten

Nate Shaw's father used to be born below slavery. Nate Shaw used to be born right into a bondage that used to be just a little gentler. on the age of 9, he used to be 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 rate him twelve years in criminal. This victorious autobiography, assembled from the eighty-four-year-old Shaw's oral recollections, is the plain-spoken tale of an "over-average" guy who witnessed wrenching adjustments within the lives of Southern black humans -- and whose unassuming braveness helped deliver these adjustments about.

All God's risks received the nationwide booklet Award in 1975

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