Benjamin Banneker: Surveyor, Astronomer, Publisher, Patriot

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The first biography of a major figure in early US and African American history

A household name and unparalleled hero revered in every African American household, Benjamin Banneker was a completely self-taught mathematical genius who achieved professional status in astronomy, navigation, and engineering. His acknowledged expertise and superior surveying skills led to his role as coworker with the Founding Fathers in planning our nation’s capitol, Washington, DC. His annual ...

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Overview

The first biography of a major figure in early US and African American history

A household name and unparalleled hero revered in every African American household, Benjamin Banneker was a completely self-taught mathematical genius who achieved professional status in astronomy, navigation, and engineering. His acknowledged expertise and superior surveying skills led to his role as coworker with the Founding Fathers in planning our nation’s capitol, Washington, DC. His annual Banneker’s Almanac was the first written by a black and outsold the major competition. In addition, he was a vocal force in the fight for the abolition of slavery. Yet, despite his accomplishments, there has been no biography of this important man—until now. Written by an author with strong ties across the Washington-Maryland-Virginia area where abolitionist societies revered Banneker, this long overdue biography at last gives the hard-earned attention this prominent hero and his accomplishments deserve.

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* "...written with a clarity and simplicity..." (Times Literary Supplement, 31 May 2002)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471387527
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/16/2002
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 649,966
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

CHARLES A. CERAMI is a former principal editor of the Kiplinger Washington Publications and an economist who has written extensively for the Atlantic Monthly, the New York Times Magazine, Playboy, Parade, and other leading publications. He is the author of ten books, including Successful Leadership in Business; Alliance Born of Danger; More Profit, Less Risk; and A Marshall Plan for the 1990s.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1. The Prince and the Convict.

2. Lessons, Precious and Painful.

3. The Lurking Terror.

4. A Door Opens Wider.

5. The Great Unknown.

6. Enter the Ellicotts.

7. Turning Night into Day.

8. The Unfinished Revolution.

9. Attracted to the City.

10. Meanwhile,at Mount Vernon.

11. Astonishing Choices.

12. Back Home to Plant ...and Publish.

13. A Declaration of Indignation.

14. A Founder s Crafty Response.

15. A Place Among the Greats.

16. The Sage s Years of Glory.

17. Living Off the Land Again.

18. Ennobled by Flame.

Appendix I:The Dogon Ancestors.

Appendix II:A Significant Similarity.

Sources.

General Source Notes.

Bibliography.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2007

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    This book provides a great logistical history of the life of Mr. Banneker. Due to the extreme lack of interests in the academic arena concerning his accomplishments to the United States as an individual, this book will provide one with a respectful insight into his life. Too bad there more material to pursue after reading this work does not exist escept the expensive copies of his work.

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