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Lucean Arthur Headen : the making of a black inventor and entrepreneur

Author: Jill D Snider
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Born in Carthage, North Carolina, Lucean Arthur Headen (1879-1957) grew up amid former slave artisans. Inspired by his grandfather, a wheelwright, and great-uncle, a toolmaker, he dreamed as a child of becoming an inventor. His ambitions suffered the menace of Jim Crow and the reality of a new inventive landscape in which investment was shifting from lone inventors to the new 'industrial scientists.' But determined  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Snider, Jill D.
Lucean Arthur Headen.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2020
(DLC) 2019054570
(OCoLC)1119467696
Named Person: L A Headen
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jill D Snider
ISBN: 9781469654379 1469654377 9781469654362 1469654369
OCLC Number: 1138162655
Description: 1 online resource.
Responsibility: Jill D. Snider.

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Born in Carthage, North Carolina, Lucean Arthur Headen grew up amid former slave artisans. Inspired by his grandfather he dreamed of becoming an inventor. Headen left the South and risked everything  Read more...

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