Black Apollo of Science

Black Apollo of Science : The Life of Ernest Everett Just

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This biography illuminates the racial attitudes of an elite group of American scientists and foundation officers. It is the story of a complex and unhappy man. It blends social, institutional, black, and political history with the history of science.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 134.62 x 200.66 x 25.4mm | 294.83g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • plates
  • 0195034988
  • 9780195034981

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'A unique contribution to not only Black history, but also to American history and to the history of science.' The Black Collegian 'Among the finest biographies I have ever read. Manning's book wins my highest praise...It is so well written and meticulously researched...it is a pleasure to read.' The New York Review of Booksshow more

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This is a biography which illuminates the racial attitudes of an elite group of American scientists and foundation officers. It is the story of a complex and unhappy man. It blends social, institutional, black, and political history with the history of science.show more

About Kenneth R. Manning

Kenneth R. Manning is Professor of the History of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technologyshow more

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