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    African American Women Chemists

    By: Jeannette E. Brown

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    ISBN
    9780199742882
    Date Released
    Binding
    Hardcover
    Pages
    252
    Dimensions
    153 x 223 x 20mm

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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"--
    ISBN:
    9780199742882
    Publication Date:
    14 / 12 / 2011
    Pages:
    252
    Dimensions:
    153 x 223 x 20mm

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