George Washington Carver: A Biography

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This insightful work chronicles the life of George Washington Carver, the renowned African American scientist and teacher. George Washington Carver: A Biography begins with a discussion of the political and social circumstances in Missouri where Carver was born into slavery, circa 1864. Readers will follow Carver through his formal education to his decision to accept Booker T. Washington's offer to teach and do research at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.

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Overview

This insightful work chronicles the life of George Washington Carver, the renowned African American scientist and teacher. George Washington Carver: A Biography begins with a discussion of the political and social circumstances in Missouri where Carver was born into slavery, circa 1864. Readers will follow Carver through his formal education to his decision to accept Booker T. Washington's offer to teach and do research at the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama.

The bulk of the volume focuses on Carver's career at Tuskegee, a career that spanned nearly five decades, from 1896 until Carver's death in January 1943.The book highlights Carver's major achievements, including his championing of crop rotation and the hundreds of products he created from peanuts, sweet potatoes, and other plants native to the South. In addition to Carver the scientist, students will meet Carver the man, who, for example, loved art and painted throughout his life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313347962
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/18/2011
  • Series: Greenwood Biographies Series
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 1,371,386
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword vii

Acknowledgments ix

Timeline: Events in the Life of George Washington Carver xiii

Chapter 1 Early Years 1

Chapter 2 Wandering and Wondering 17

Chapter 3 The Iowa State Years 31

Chapter 4 Trouble at Tuskegee 45

Chapter 5 Carver the Teacher 61

Chapter 6 The Effort to Transform Southern Agriculture 77

Chapter 7 World War I 93

Chapter 8 The Peanut Man 107

Chapter 9 Carver and His Boys 121

Chapter 10 Suffering Humaniry 135

Chapter 11 Dealing with the Great Depression 149

Chapter 12 The Final Years 163

Chapter 13 George Washington Carver in American Memory 177

Selected Bibliography 191

Index 195

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