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Author Vella, Christina, 1952- author.

Title George Washington Carver : a life / Christina Vella.

Publication Info. Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2015]
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 Nichols Adult Biography  BIO CARVER    AVAILABLE
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Description x, 422 pages, [18] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, photographs ; 24 cm.
Series Southern biography series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 339-412) and index.
Contents Carver's George -- Drifting toward life -- A real human being -- Booker -- Dominion of poverty -- "Stand up for the stupid and crazy" -- Love and lynch mobs -- Wrestling with devils -- Bad days and worse -- The curtain lifts -- Trying to be serious -- A real chemist? -- Passion pure and simple -- Suffering humanity -- Fame and its discontents -- Miles to go -- A million thanks -- Epilogue -- Appendices: 1. Experiment Station Bulletins by George W. Carver; 2. Partial list of Carver's products from peanuts and sweet potatoes (compiled by Carver); 3. Dr. Joseph Kenney's letter to Booker T. Washington and the Executive Council concerning unsanitary conditions at Tuskegee, March 26, 1903.
Summary Christina Vella offers a thorough biography of George Washington Carver, including in-depth details of his relationships with his friends, colleagues, supporters, and those he loved. Despite the exceptional trajectory of his career, Carver was not immune to the racism of the Jim Crow era or the privations and hardships of the Great Depression and two world wars. Yet throughout this tumultuous period, his scientific achievements aligned him with equally extraordinary friends, including Teddy Roosevelt, Mohandas Gandhi, Henry A. Wallace, and Henry Ford.
Subject Carver, George Washington, 1864?-1943.
Tuskegee Institute -- History.
African American agriculturists -- Biography.
Agriculturists -- United States -- Biography.
African American scientists -- Biography.
Agriculture -- Research -- Southern States -- History.
Peanuts -- United States -- History.
Genre Biographies.
Added Author Burstein, Andrew, series editor.
ISBN 9780807160749
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