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The Life and Adventures of Nat Love, Also Known As Deadwood Dick

The Life and Adventures of Nat Love, Also Known As Deadwood Dick by Nat Love
By: (1854-1921)

Nat Love was born a slave, emancipated into abject poverty, grew up riding the range as a cowboy and spent his maturity riding the rails as a Pullman Porter. For me, the most amazing thing about him is that despite the circumstances of his life, which included being owned like a farm animal solely because of the color of his skin and spending later decades living and working as an equal with white coworkers, he was an unrepentant racist! Convinced that the only good Indian was a dead one, and that all Mexicans were “greasers” and/or “bums,” he rarely passed up a chance to shoot a member of either group, whether in self-defense or cold blood, and shows no sign of having appreciated the difference. At one point, he fell in love with a Mexican girl but, apparently unable to tolerate this reality, considered her “Spanish.” Nat Love was a fascinating character who lived in equally interesting times, and one only wishes his autobiography was much longer and more detailed.

First Page:

The Life and Adventures

OF

NAT LOVE

BETTER KNOWN IN THE CATTLE COUNTRY AS

"DEADWOOD DICK"

BY HIMSELF

A TRUE HISTORY OF SLAVERY DAYS, LIFE ON THE GREAT CATTLE RANGES AND ON THE PLAINS OF THE "WILD AND WOOLLY" WEST, BASED ON FACTS, AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCES OF THE AUTHOR

Published: Los Angeles: Wayside Press, 1907.

[Illustration: Nat Love, Better Known as Deadwood Dick, and His Family]

This book is dedicated to my wife, MRS. ALICE LOVE

PREFACE

Having passed the half century mark in life's journey, and yielding to persistent requests of many old and valued friends of the past and present, I have decided to write the record of slave, cowboy and pullman porter will prove of interest to the reading public generally and particularly to those who prefer facts to fiction, (and in this case again facts will prove stranger than fiction). I assure my readers that every event chronicled in this history is based on facts, and my personal experiences, of more than fifty years of an unusually adventurous life... Continue reading book >>


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Reviewer: - June 11, 2013
Well read!


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