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Shoes for everyone : a story about Jan Matzeliger

Author: Barbara Mitchell; Hetty Mitchell
Publisher: Minneapolis : Carolrhoda Books, ©1986.
Series: Carolrhoda creative minds book.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of the half-Dutch/half-black Surinamese man who, despite the hardships and prejudice he found in his new Massachusetts home, invented a shoe-lasting machine that revolutionized the shoe industry in the late nineteenth century.
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Genre/Form: Literature
Biographies
Biography
Juvenile works
Authors' presentation inscription (Provenance)
Dust jackets (Bindings)
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Jan Ernst Matzeliger; Jan Ernst Matzeliger; Jan Ernst Matzeliger; Jan Ernst d 1889 Matzeliger
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Mitchell; Hetty Mitchell
ISBN: 0876142900 9780876142905 0876144733 9780876144732
OCLC Number: 13214660
Description: 63 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Series Title: Carolrhoda creative minds book.
Responsibility: by Barbara Mitchell ; illustrations by Hetty Mitchell.

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A biography of the half-Dutch/half-black Surinamese man who, despite the hardships and prejudice he found in his new Massachusetts home, invented a shoe-lasting machine that revolutionized the shoe industry in the late nineteenth century.

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