Benjamin Bradley

Benjamin Bradley

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Benjamin Bradley was born a slave in Maryland, around 1830. At the time, it was against the law to teach a slave to read or write. Bradley was able to learn anyway, perhaps taught by his master's children. Young Bradley was also good at mathematics and showed a natural talent for making things. As a teenager, Bradley was put to work in an office. At the age of 16, he built a working steam engine from pieces of scrap metal. Others were so impressed with Bradley's mechanical skills that he was given a job that made better use of his talents. His new job was as an assistant in the science department at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. There, Bradley set up and helped conduct experiments.show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136582627
  • 9786136582627