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Technology and the dream : reflections on the Black experience at MIT, 1941-1999

Author: Clarence G Williams
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : CD for computer : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book grew out of the Blacks at MIT History Project, whose mission is to document the black presence at MIT. The main body of the text consists of transcripts of more than seventy-five oral history interviews, in which the interviewees assess their MIT experience and reflect on the role of blacks at MIT and beyond. Although most of the interviewees are present or former students, black faculty, administrators,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Interviews
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clarence G Williams
ISBN: 026223212X 9780262232128
OCLC Number: 45320886
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xi, 1042 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Details: System requirements for accompanying computer disc: a PC or Mac capable of reading Microsoft Word 97/98 files (for the text), Microsoft Excel 97/98 files (for the photo credits), and JPEG files (for the illustrations; these can be opened in a Web browser).
Responsibility: Clarence G. Williams.

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Transcripts of more than seventy-five oral history interviews in which the interviewees assess their MIT experience and reflect on the role of blacks at MIT and beyond.  Read more...

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"As one of the first major works to record the experience of black engineering students in North America, the text is a milestone." David C. K. Tay, Canadian Consulting Engineer "Technology and the Read more...

 
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