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George Washington Carver: In His Own Words
edited by Gary R. Kremer
University of Missouri Press, 1987
Paper: 978-0-8262-0785-2 | Cloth: 978-0-8262-0497-4 | eISBN: 978-0-8262-6089-5
Library of Congress Classification S417.C3A4 1987
Dewey Decimal Classification 630.924

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

George Washington Carver (1864-1943), best known for his work as a scientist and a botanist, was an anomaly in his own time—a black man praised by white America.

This selection of his letters and other writings reveals both the human side of Carver and the forces that shaped his creative genius. They show us a Carver who was both manipulated and manipulative who had inner tensions and anxieties. But perhaps more than anything else, these letters allow us to see Carver's deep love for his fellow man, whether manifested in his efforts to treat polio victims in the 1930s or in his incredibly intense and emotionally charged friendships that lasted a lifetime.

The editor has furnished commentary between letters to set them in context.


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