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My work is that of conservation : an environmental biography of George Washington Carver

Author: Mark D Hersey; ProQuest (Firm)
Publisher: Athens, Ga. : University of Georgia Press, [2011] ©2011
Series: Environmental history and the American South.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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George Washington Carver (ca. 1864-1943) is at once one of the most familiar and misunderstood figures in American history. In My Work Is That of Conservation , Mark D. Hersey reveals the life and work of this fascinating man who is widely-and reductively-known as the African American scientist who developed a wide variety of uses for the peanut. Carver had a truly prolific career dedicated to studying the ways in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Biography
Named Person: George Washington Carver; George Washington Carver; George Washington Carver
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark D Hersey; ProQuest (Firm)
OCLC Number: 1100827143
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 290 pages), [10] pages) of plates : illustrations, map.
Contents: Prologue: Macon County, Alabama, 1896 --
Were it not for his dusky skin --
The earnest student of nature --
The ruthless hand of Mr. Carenot --
In a strange land and among a strange people --
Teaching the beauties of nature --
Hints and suggestions to farmers --
The peanut man --
Divine inspiration --
Where the soil is wasted --
Epilogue: My work is that of conservation.
Series Title: Environmental history and the American South.
Responsibility: Mark D. Hersey.

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Hersey shows that in the hands of pioneers like Carver, Progressive Era agronomy was actually considerably "greener" than is often thought today. He uses Carver's life story to explore aspects of  Read more...

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Hersey looks at Carver's life and contribution from the perspective of his interest in the environment and conservation, love of nature, and desire to help poor black farmers preserve farmland and Read more...

 
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