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Black inventors in the age of segregation : Granville T. Woods, Lewis H. Latimer, and Shelby J. Davidson

Author: Rayvon Fouché
Publisher: Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2003.
Series: Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology (Unnumbered)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this study, Rayvon Fouche examines the life and work of three African Americans: Granville Woods (1856-1910), an independent inventor; Lewis Latimer (1848-1928), a corporate engineer with General Electric; and Shelby Davidson (1868-1930), who worked in the U.S. Treasury Department. Detailing the difficulties and human frailties that make their achievements all the more impressive, Fouche explains how each man
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Fouché, Rayvon, 1969-
Black inventors in the age of segregation.
Baltimore : The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)606985489
Named Person: Granville Woods; Lewis Howard Latimer; Shelby J Davidson; Granville Woods; Lewis Howard Latimer; Shelby J Davidson; Shelby J Davidson; Lewis Howard Latimer; Granville Woods
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Rayvon Fouché
ISBN: 0801873193 9780801873195 0801882702 9780801882708
OCLC Number: 50731028
Description: xii, 225 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Inventing the myth of racial equality --
Liars and thieves: Granville T. Woods and the process of invention --
Lewis H. Latimer and the politics of technological assimilationism --
Shelby J. Davidson: adding machines, institutional racism, and the Black Elite --
Back to the future: reassessing black inventors in the twenty-first century.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Rayvon Fouché.
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