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African American Women Chemists

Brown, Jeannette E. (Book - 2012 )
African American Women Chemists
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"Beginning with Dr. Marie Maynard Daly, the first African American woman to receive a PhD in chemistry in the United States--in 1947, from Columbia University--this well researched and fascinating book celebrate the lives and history of African American women chemists. Written by Jeannette Brown, an African American chemist herself, the book profiles the lives of numerous women, ranging from the earliest pioneers up until the late 1960's when the Civil Rights Acts sparked greater career opportunities. Brown examines each woman's motivation to pursue chemistry, describes their struggles to obtain an education and their efforts to succeed in a field in which there were few African American men, much less African American women, and details their often quite significant accomplishments. The book looks at chemists in academia, industry, and government, as well as chemical engineers, whose career path is very different from that of the tradition chemist, and it concludes with a chapter on the future of African American women chemists, which will be of interest to all women interested in a career in science"-- Provided by publisher.
Authors: Brown, Jeannette E. (Jeannette Elizabeth), 1934-
Title: African American women chemists
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, c2012
Characteristics: xii, 252 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Jeannette E. Brown
Contents: The reason for this book and why these women were chosen
Resources for historical background
Early pioneers. Josephine Silone Yates
Beebe Steven Lynk
Alice Augusta Ball
Eslanda Goode Robeson
Angie Turner King
Mary Elliott Hill
Marie Maynard Daly
Chemical educators. Johnnie Hines Watts Prothro
Rubye Prigmore Torrey
Gladys W. Royal
Cecile Hoover Edwards
Allene Johnson
Mary Antoinette Schiesler
Gloria Long Anderson
Linda C. Meade-Tollin
Lynda Marie Jordan
Industry and government labs. Esther A. H. Hopkins
Betty Wright Harris
Sinah Estelle Kelley
Katheryn Emanuel Lawson
From Academia to board room and science policy. Reatha Clark King
Margaret Ellen Mayo Tolbert
Cheryl L. Shavers
Chemical engineers. Lilia Ann Abron
Jennie Patrick
My story. Jeannette Elizabeth Brown
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Summary: "Beginning with Dr. Marie Maynard Daly, the first African American woman to receive a PhD in chemistry in the United States--in 1947, from Columbia University--this well researched and fascinating book celebrate the lives and history of African American women chemists. Written by Jeannette Brown, an African American chemist herself, the book profiles the lives of numerous women, ranging from the earliest pioneers up until the late 1960's when the Civil Rights Acts sparked greater career opportunities. Brown examines each woman's motivation to pursue chemistry, describes their struggles to obtain an education and their efforts to succeed in a field in which there were few African American men, much less African American women, and details their often quite significant accomplishments. The book looks at chemists in academia, industry, and government, as well as chemical engineers, whose career path is very different from that of the tradition chemist, and it concludes with a chapter on the future of African American women chemists, which will be of interest to all women interested in a career in science"-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN: 019974288X
9780199742882
Branch Call Number: 540.922 B8784a 2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Chemists United States Biography African American women chemists Biography
Topical Term: Chemists
African American women chemists
LCCN: 2011013662
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Written by Jeannette Brown, an African American chemist herself, the book profiles the lives of numerous women, ranging from the earliest pioneers up until the late 1960's when the Civil Rights Acts sparked greater career opportunities.


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