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Overview

Contents: Acknowledgements; Preface, Benjamin Banneker; 18th Century Astronomer, Elijah McCoy; "The Real McCoy", Lewis Howard Latimer; Inventor and Renaissance Man, Daniel Hale Williams; Trail Blazing Surgeon and Builder of Hospitals, Granville T. Woods; So Trains Can Talk to Trains, Charles Turner; Pioneer Entomologist, George Washington Carver; Pioneer Chemurgist, Garrett Morgan; Firefighter's Breathing Helmet, Ernest E. Just; Biology of the Cell, Louis Tompkins Wright, M.D., Frederick McKinley Jones; Truck and Rail Refrigeration, Percy L. Julian; Born to be a Chemist, Charles R. Drew; Pioneer Blood Plasma Scientist, Jane C. Wright; Mother of Chemotherapy, Leon Roddy; The Spider Man, Reatha C. King; Chemistry of the Halogen Compounds, Shirley A. Jackson; Theoretical Physicist; Index.

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Editorial Reviews

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This is a very engaging and well-written book...with thoroughness [Jenkins] has provided insight into the imaginative and inventive minds of these gifted black scientists...with a clear and fluid literary style, the author has captured the essence of their lives without minimizing the importance of their contributions...Excellent chapter bibliographies. The author's richness of detail, entertaining style, and coherent organization of material provides a book that deserves the attention of readers of all ages and readership levels.
Journal Of Southern History
...a useful volume...
The Journal Of Southern History
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This is a very engaging and well-written book...with thoroughness [Jenkins] has provided insight into the imaginative and inventive minds of these gifted black scientists...with a clear and fluid literary style, the author has captured the essence of their lives without minimizing the importance of their contributions...Excellent chapter bibliographies. The author's richness of detail, entertaining style, and coherent organization of material provides a book that deserves the attention of readers of all ages and readership levels.
The Journal of Southern History
...a useful volume...
Choice
"This is a very engaging and well-written book...with thoroughness [Jenkins] has provided insight into the imaginative and inventive minds of these gifted black scientists...with a clear and fluid literary style, the author has captured the essence of their lives without minimizing the importance of their contributions...Excellent chapter bibliographies. The author's richness of detail, entertaining style, and coherent organization of material provides a book that deserves the attention of readers of all ages and readership levels."
Journal Of Southern History
"...a useful volume..."
Booknews
A selection of 17 biographical sketches celebrating African American innovators in the sciences from the 19th century to today. Among the notables included in this useful reference are railway inventor Granville T. Woods, entomologist Charles Turner, the "mother of chemotherapy" Jane Wright, and physicist Shirley Jackson. The portraits include anectodal childhood background information, professional histories, and the diverse philosophical attitudes of this ambitious and inspiring group. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761802143
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 5/1/1996
  • Pages: 410
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 1.06 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Ch. I Benjamin Banneker, 18th Century Astronomer 1
Ch. II Elijah McCoy, "The Real McCoy" 21
Ch. III Lewis Howard Latimer, Inventor and Renaissance Man 34
Ch. IV Daniel Hale Williams, Trail Blazing Surgeon and Builder of Hospitals 66
Ch. V Granville T. Woods, Railway Inventor 94
Ch. VI Charles Turner, Pioneer Entomologist 116
Ch. VII George Washington Carver, Pioneer Chemurgist 123
Ch. VIII Garrett Morgan, Firefighter's Breathing Helmet 132
Ch. IX Ernest E. Just, Biology of the Cell 146
Ch. X Louis Tompkins Wright, M.D. 183
Ch. XI Frederick McKinley Jones, Ideas Running Around in His Head 229
Ch. XII Percy L. Julian, Born To Be A Chemist 254
Ch. XIII Charles R. Drew, Pioneer Blood Plasma Scientist 286
Ch. XIV Jane C. Wright, Mother of Chemotherapy 300
Ch. XV Leon Roddy, The Spider Man 325
Ch. XVI Reatha C. King, Chemistry of the Halogen Compounds 342
Ch. XVII Shirley A. Jackson, Theoretical Physicist 369
Index 389
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