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by Sullivan, Otha Richard; Haskins, James.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Black stars (New York, N.Y.): Publisher: New York : Wiley, c1998Description: x, 164 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 0471148040 (cloth : alk. paper) :; 0585295050 (electronic bk.).Title notes: $24.95 6-2004 (SPM) ; Zylpha Rae's Rainbow Memorial CollectionSubject(s): African American inventors -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Inventors | African Americans -- BiographyOnline resources: Contributor biographical information | Click here to access online | Publisher description | Table of Contents Also available as an electronic book via the World Wide Web to institutions affiliated with netLibrary, Inc.
Contents:
Benjamin Banneker -- Norbert Rillieux -- Benjamin Montgomery -- Elijah McCoy -- Lewis Howard Latimer -- Andrew Jackson Beard -- Jan Earnst Matzeliger -- Daniel Hale Williams, M.D. -- Granville T. Woods -- George Washington Carver -- Madame C.J. Walker -- Garrett Augustus Morgan -- Ernest Everett Just, Ph. D. -- Frederick McKinley Jones -- David Nelson Crosthwait Jr. -- Percy Lavon Julian, Ph. D. -- Charles Richard Drew, M.D. -- Claude Harvard -- Jane Cooke Wright, M.D. -- Meredith Gourdine, Ph. D. -- Michael Croslin, Ph. D. -- Earl D. Shaw, Ph. D. -- John P. Moon -- George E. Carruthers, Ph. D. --Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph. D.
Summary: Profiles the lives of twenty-five African American inventors who made significant scientific contributions from the eighteenth century to modern times.
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Meet the black inventors who lived their dreams--from the early years to modern times

Benjamin Banneker
Andrew Jackson Beard
George E. Carruthers, Ph.D.
George Washington Carver
Michael Croslin, Ph.D.
David Nelson Crosthwait Jr.
Charles Richard Drew, M.D.
Meredith Gourdine, Ph.D.
Claude Harvard
Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph.D.
Frederick McKinley Jones
Percy Lavon Julian, Ph.D.
Ernest Everett Just, Ph.D.
Lewis Howard Latimer
Jan Earnst Matzeliger
Elijah McCoy
Benjamin Montgomery
John P. Moon
Garrett Augustus Morgan
Norbert Rillieux
Earl D. Shaw, Ph.D.
Madame C. J. Walker
Daniel Hale Williams, M.D.
Granville T. Woods
Jane Cooke Wright, M.D.

For more than three centuries, African American inventors have been coming up with ingenious ideas. In fact, it is impossible to really know American history without also learning about the contributions of black discoverers. This collection brings their stories to life.

In every era, black inventors have made people's lives safer, more comfortable, more convenient, and more profitable. This inspiring, comprehensive collection shines history's spotlight on these courageous inventors and discoverers. One by one, they persevered, despite prejudice and obstacles to education and training. These stories show you how:

Benjamin Montgomery , born a slave, invented a propeller that improved steamboat navigation. Jan Earnst Matzeliger , the son of a Dutch engineer, invented a machine that revolutionized the shoe manufacturing industry. Madame C. J. Walker , born two years after the Civil War emancipated her parents, invented a product that helped make her a millionaire. Dr. George E. Carruthers , an astrophysicist, invented the lunar surface ultraviolet camera/spectrograph for Apollo 16. Dr. Jane Cooke Wright , a third-generation physician and pioneer in the field of cancer research discovered a method for testing which drugs to use to fight specific cancers. Dr. Wright became the first woman elected president of the New York Cancer Society and the first African American woman to serve as dean of a medical college.

This outstanding collection brings to light these and dozens of other exciting and surprising tales of inventors and discoverers who lived their dreams.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 154-155) and index.

Benjamin Banneker -- Norbert Rillieux -- Benjamin Montgomery -- Elijah McCoy -- Lewis Howard Latimer -- Andrew Jackson Beard -- Jan Earnst Matzeliger -- Daniel Hale Williams, M.D. -- Granville T. Woods -- George Washington Carver -- Madame C.J. Walker -- Garrett Augustus Morgan -- Ernest Everett Just, Ph. D. -- Frederick McKinley Jones -- David Nelson Crosthwait Jr. -- Percy Lavon Julian, Ph. D. -- Charles Richard Drew, M.D. -- Claude Harvard -- Jane Cooke Wright, M.D. -- Meredith Gourdine, Ph. D. -- Michael Croslin, Ph. D. -- Earl D. Shaw, Ph. D. -- John P. Moon -- George E. Carruthers, Ph. D. --Shirley Ann Jackson, Ph. D.

Profiles the lives of twenty-five African American inventors who made significant scientific contributions from the eighteenth century to modern times.

Also available as an electronic book via the World Wide Web to institutions affiliated with netLibrary, Inc.

$24.95 6-2004 (SPM) ; Zylpha Rae's Rainbow Memorial Collection

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • The Early Years
  • Benjamin Banneker
  • Norbert Rillieux
  • Benjamin Montgomery
  • The Civil War Years and Reconstruction
  • Elijah McCoy
  • Lewis Howard Latimer
  • Andrew Jackson Beard
  • Jan Earnst Matzeliger
  • Daniel Hale Williams
  • Granville T. Woods
  • INTO THE NEW CENTURY
  • George Washington Carver
  • Madame C. J. Walker
  • Garrett Augustus Morgan
  • Ernest Everett Just
  • Frederick McKinley Jones
  • David Nelson Crosthwait
  • Modern times
  • Percy Lavon Julian
  • Charles Richard Drew
  • Claude Harvard
  • Jane Cooke Wright
  • Meredith Gourdine
  • Michael Croslin
  • Earl D. Shaw
  • John P. Moon
  • George E. Carruthers
  • Shirley Ann Jackson
  • Chronology
  • Notes Bibliography
  • Picture Credits
  • Index

Reviews provided by Syndetics

Horn Book Review

These books introduce familiar (Oprah Winfrey, George Washington Carver) and not-so-familiar (millionaire Madame C. J. Walker, realtor Philip Payton, Jr.) African Americans who have made their mark in business and science from the eighteenth century to the present. Often poorly reproduced black-and-white photos accompany the very brief biographies, but even in their brevity, the stories of hardship and success are well worth reading. Time lines are included. Bib., ind. From HORN BOOK Fall 1998, (c) Copyright 2010. The Horn Book, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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