×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Benjamin Banneker
     

Benjamin Banneker

by Heather Lehr Wagner
 

Benjamin Banneker's life story is filled with extraordinary accomplishments. The son and grandson of former slaves, he taught himself mathematics, astronomy, and surveying while living on an isolated family farm. Banneker participated in surveying the site of the new capital of the United States; published several popular almanacs based on his observations of the

Overview

Benjamin Banneker's life story is filled with extraordinary accomplishments. The son and grandson of former slaves, he taught himself mathematics, astronomy, and surveying while living on an isolated family farm. Banneker participated in surveying the site of the new capital of the United States; published several popular almanacs based on his observations of the stars; and even corresponded with Thomas Jefferson, sharing his hope that the future president would change his position on slavery. During his lifetime, his accomplishments were frequently referred to as important evidence proving that skin color was no prediction of intelligence or ability, examples abolitionists later used.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604137446
Publisher:
Chelsea House Publishers
Publication date:
11/28/2010
Series:
Leaders of the Colonial Era Series
Pages:
104
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews