John Henry was a mighty man. He was inspired, he worked so hard, and it killed him.
Where is the modern John Henry? Where is the song about the guy who did most things right, attended 2 years college on debt, but finds himself a diabetic Walmart Associate? Does it ends on his suicide, the second leading cause of death for Americans 25-34?
Why is a Disney re-creation of a 19th century folktale more true than so much of what we call non-fiction?