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USA: John Henry, Steel Driving Man (Animated Tales of the World)
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This hammer-wielding railroad legend is one of America's greatest folk heroes. Remembered for his fierce strength, remarkable dignity and extraordinary compassion, John Henry helped to clear the way for hundreds of miles of railroad tracks. He made the ultimate sacrifice when he stood up to defend the jobs of his co-workers against a new steam-powered drilling machine. Through the captivating animations of this classic folktale, you will discover some of the values and traditions of the American people. Part of the multivolume Animated Tales of the World Series. A teacherís guide for the series is included and available online. 15 minutes. Closed-captioned.