Black Apollo of Science: The Life of Ernest Everett Just

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This biography illuminates the racial attitudes of an elite group of American scientists and foundation officers. It is the story of a complex and unhappy man. It blends social, institutional, black, and political history with the history of science.

"A unique contribution not only to Black history, but also to American history and to the history of science."--The Black Collegian

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Overview


This biography illuminates the racial attitudes of an elite group of American scientists and foundation officers. It is the story of a complex and unhappy man. It blends social, institutional, black, and political history with the history of science.

"A unique contribution not only to Black history, but also to American history and to the history of science."--The Black Collegian

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"A superior distinguished work...unique in its contribution to American cultural history, black history, and the history of science."--Edward Lurie, University of Delaware

"Among the finest biographies I have ever read. Manning's book wins my highest praise....It is so well written and meticulously researched...it is a pleasure to read."--Stephen Jay Gould, The New York Review of Books

"A unique contribution to not only Black history, but also to American history and to the history of science."--The Black Collegian

"Manning has created a remarkable portrait of a remarkable scientist....A brilliantly sympathetic but skillfully tempered biography....Blends social, institutional, black, and political history with the history of science. Impressively, Manning succeeds with each of these separate threads and manages to weave them together into a vibrant fabric."--Science

"In this sensitive biography, Manning conveys the outrage and absurdity of racism with a measured restraint that is much more powerful than if he had indulged in the diatribes to which his material could easily lend itself....People, settings, atmosphere...are beautifully evoked in a book that makes a major contribution to understanding the forces that obstructed and warped Just's career."--American Scientist

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195034981
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/3/1985
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 518,050
  • Lexile: 1280L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 5.31 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Kenneth R. Manning is Professor of the History of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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Table of Contents

Part I
1. The Early Years, 1883-1907 3
2. The Beginnings of a Professional Career, 1907-16 37
3. The Expansion of Just's Scientific World: Woods Hole, 1909-29 67
4. The Role of Foundation Support, 1920-29 115
Part II
5. Europe: First Encounters, 1929-31 167
6. Howard University: Continuing Struggle, 1929-31 208
7. The Search for a New Life, 1931-38 238
8. The Exile, 1938-40 301
9. America Again 325
Publications: E. E. Just 331
Glossary of Manuscript Citations 335
Notes 339
Acknowledgments 387
Index 389
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