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The Resource Black inventors in the age of segregation : Granville T. Woods, Lewis H. Latimer, & Shelby J. Davidson, Rayvon Fouché

Black inventors in the age of segregation : Granville T. Woods, Lewis H. Latimer, & Shelby J. Davidson, Rayvon Fouché

Label
Black inventors in the age of segregation : Granville T. Woods, Lewis H. Latimer, & Shelby J. Davidson
Title
Black inventors in the age of segregation
Title remainder
Granville T. Woods, Lewis H. Latimer, & Shelby J. Davidson
Statement of responsibility
Rayvon Fouché
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this study, Rayvon Fouche examines the life and work of three African Americans: Granville Woods (1856-1910), an independent inventor; Lewis Latimer (1848-1928), a corporate engineer with General Electric; and Shelby Davidson (1868-1930), who worked in the U.S. Treasury Department. Detailing the difficulties and human frailties that make their achievements all the more impressive, Fouche explains how each man used invention for financial gain, as a claim on entering adversarial environments, and as a means to technical stature in a Jim Crow institutional setting."
  • "Describing how Woods, Latimer, and Davidson struggled to balance their complicated racial identities - as both black and white communities perceived them - with inventors' hopes of being judged solely on the content of their inventive work, Fouche provides a nuanced view of African American contributions to and relationships with technology during a period of rapid industrialization and mounting national attention to the inequities of a separate-but-equal social order."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fouché, Rayvon
Dewey number
609.2/273
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
T39
LC item number
.F68 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Johns Hopkins studies in the history of technology
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Inventions
  • Inventions
  • African American inventors
  • Woods, Granville
  • Latimer, Lewis Howard
  • Davidson, Shelby J.
Label
Black inventors in the age of segregation : Granville T. Woods, Lewis H. Latimer, & Shelby J. Davidson, Rayvon Fouché
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inventing the myth of racial equality -- Liars and thieves: Granville T. Woods and the process of invention -- Lewis H. Latimer and the politics of technological assimilationism -- Shelby J. Davidson: adding machines, institutional racism, and the Black Elite -- Back to the future: reassessing black inventors in the twenty-first century
Control code
50731028
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 225 pages
Isbn
9780801873195
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002015860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Black inventors in the age of segregation : Granville T. Woods, Lewis H. Latimer, & Shelby J. Davidson, Rayvon Fouché
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [191]-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Inventing the myth of racial equality -- Liars and thieves: Granville T. Woods and the process of invention -- Lewis H. Latimer and the politics of technological assimilationism -- Shelby J. Davidson: adding machines, institutional racism, and the Black Elite -- Back to the future: reassessing black inventors in the twenty-first century
Control code
50731028
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 225 pages
Isbn
9780801873195
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002015860
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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