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Thread #43251 Message #631915
Posted By: Hollowfox
20-Jan-02 - 09:10 PM
Thread Name: Why did John Henry hammer till he died?
Subject: RE: Why did John Henry hammer till he died?
I think Cranky Yankee touched on the nub of the matter; if he lost, he and all the steel drivers like him were out of a job, so it was a matter of survival for him to win. Mechanization meant job loss.