George Washington Carver: A Biography: A Biography (Google eBook)

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ABC-CLIO, Feb 18, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 202 pages
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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.

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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Contents

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 Humanity
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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About the author (2011)

Gary R. Kremer is Professor of History at William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri. He is the author or editor of numerous works, including Missouri's Black Heritage, Revised Edition (University of Missouri Press.)

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