Black Inventors of America

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How many industries vital to America's success have been profoundly influenced by the contributions of African-Americans? Automobiles, railroads, trucking, communication, footwear, agricultural produce, and sugar refining, to name a few. Who are these individuals, and how did they come to make their contributions? Who was the Real McCoy?

This book moves beyond the realm of hearsay and folklore... and tells the truth about the very real and magnificent accomplishments of a ...

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Overview

How many industries vital to America's success have been profoundly influenced by the contributions of African-Americans? Automobiles, railroads, trucking, communication, footwear, agricultural produce, and sugar refining, to name a few. Who are these individuals, and how did they come to make their contributions? Who was the Real McCoy?

This book moves beyond the realm of hearsay and folklore... and tells the truth about the very real and magnificent accomplishments of a talented race of people. Passing on knowledge of these triumphs to children and young adults is especially important.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780894200953
  • Publisher: National Book Co./ERA Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/1969
  • Pages: 149
  • Age range: 14 years

Table of Contents

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Preface
Romance of the Rails Andrew J Beard (Railway Coupling)
Granville T. Woods (Air Brake, Electric Railroad, etc.)
Richard B. Spikes (Semaphore, Automatic Gear Shift)
Others
Creators of Industry and Jobs Jan Matzeliger (Shoe Last Machine)
Norman Rillieux (Sugar Refiner)
Frederick M. Jones (Truck and Rail Refrigeration, etc.)
Elijah M. McCoy (Lubricating Valves)
Black Capitalism Invention and innovation as a vital American force
Statistics in Ebony
Appendix The Unfinished Declaration of Independence of the United States
The Patent Process: Economic and Social Factors
Patent and Invention Index
Bibliography and Suggested Readings
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2004

    The book that revolutionized the world!

    I first saw your book in the Oakland Library in 1994! I almost passed out! I was approximately 50 years old and never heard that we African Americans ever did anything other than sharpen a pencil and then we didn't do that right! What a shock! I cannot thank you enough! Since then, I was in Missouri and assisted in a mini-Inventors museum! I have shared your information at schools and every year, Black History Month, I have an exhibit somewhere ~ either at my church, job, ~ I am getting ready for one now at our local banks ~ people of all races are first shocked, then amazed and thrilled of the great work and contributions Black people have made. Thank you! Thank You! Thank You! I ordered one book from you and gave it away to a scientist from India at McDonald Douglas! I am due to get several more, especially the revised copies! Keep them coming!!! One day I will open my mini-museum here in California! (I need to get busy and order another book for the blueprint for the lasting machine by Jan Manzelinger) Again Thank you for all the research and good reporting ~ that was quite an undertaking.

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