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Title:
The life of Benjamin Banneker : the first African American man of science
Author:
Bedini, Silvio A.
Personal Author:
Edition:
Revised edition.
Publication Information:
Baltimore : Maryland Historical Society, 1999.
Physical Description:
428 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780938420590

9780938420637
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Revised and expanded in 1999 this definitive biography incorporates much new research undertaken since the book's first publication (Scribner's, 1972). Comments on the first edition:


Author Notes

Silvio Bedini lives in Washington, D.C. He is co-author of Moon, Man's Greatest Adventure and author of Jefferson: Statesman of Science, among many other books combining history and science


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Library Journal Review

Whether Banneker was the absolute first or not is debatable, but he undeniably was one of the earliest African American men of science (1731-1806). This updated edition of the 1972 original has been expanded to include new photos and information on his African roots gleaned from his archives and manuscripts as well as archaeological artifacts from his home. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgementsp. xix
Illustrationsp. xxiii
I. The Heritage and the Landp. 1
II. Home and Familyp. 21
III. Friends and Neighborsp. 51
IV. Work and Studyp. 81
V. The Great Adventurep. 107
VI. His First Almanacp. 147
VII. The Years of Fulfillmentp. 189
VIII. Scientific Considerationsp. 209
IX. The Final Yearsp. 237
X. "Stout" Rediviva: A Return to the Pastp. 275
XI. The Man Rememberedp. 287
Documentsp. 321
Reference Notesp. 365
Bibliographyp. 393
Indexp. 417

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