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Sherman James

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John Henry

Thursday, February 19, 2015

John Henry wins a race against the machine that threatens to take his job, but then he dies of exhaustion. Some victory.

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American Icons: John Henry

Friday, February 01, 2013

John Henry wins a race against a steam drill, but the victory is Pyrrhic: “Give me a cool drink of water before I die,” he says. Colson Whitehead wonders, “Did he win? Did he lose?"

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