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African Americans in Science & Technology: Selected Titles


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Barber, John T. The black digital elite: African American leaders of the information revolution. Westport, CT, Praeger, 2006. 196 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   E185.615.B297 2006

Photo: students clustered around 2 tables with chemistry equipment.
Photo with caption, "Chemistry classroom at Hampton Institute - African American male and female students, one Indian." Prints & Photographs Division, Library of Congress.
Carey, Charles W. African Americans in science: an encyclopedia of people and progress. Santa Barbara, CA, ABC-CLIO, c2008. 2 v.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Not Yet in LC

Cox, Clinton. African American healers. New York, Wiley, c2000. 164 p.
   Bibliography: p. 153-154.
   R695.C69 2000

Distinguished African American scientists of the 20th century. James H. Kessler and others. Phoenix, AZ., Oryx Press, 1996. 382 p.
   Bibliography: p. ix.
   Q141.D535 1996

Epps, Charles H. (Charles Harry), Davis G. Johnson, and Audrey L. Vaughan. African-American medical pioneers. Rockville, MD., Betz Pub. Co., c1994. 254 p.
   Bibliography: p. 231-232.
   R695.E67 1994

Fouché, Rayvon. Black inventors in the age of segregation: Granville T. Woods, Lewis H. Latimer, and Shelby J. Davidson. Baltimore, The Johns Hopkins University Press, c2003. 225 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   T39.F68 2003

Gibbs, C. R. Black inventors: from Africa to America: two million years of invention and innovation. Silver Spring, MD., Three Dimensional Pub., c1995. 269 p.
   Bibliography: p. 253-257.
   T39.G458 1995

Gubert, Betty Kaplan, Miriam Sawyer, and Caroline M. Fannin. Distinguished African Americans in aviation and space science. Westport, CT., Oryx Press, 2002. 319 p.
   Bibliography: p. 303-304.
   TL539.G83 2002

Hardesty, Von. Black wings: courageous stories of African Americans in aviation and space history. New York, HarperCollins Publishers, c2008. 180 p.
   Bibliography: p. 170-173.
   TL539.H285 2008

Jenkins, Edward Sidney. To fathom more: African American scientists and inventors. Lanham, MD., University Press of America, c1996. 399 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q141.J46 1996

Notable Black American scientists. Kristine M. Krapp, editor. Detroit, Gale Research, c1999. 349 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q141.N726 1999.

Phelps, J. Alfred. They had a dream: the story of African-American astronauts. Novato, CA., Presidio, c1994. 291 p.
   Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-281).
   TL789.85.A1P43 1994

Sammons, Vivian O. Blacks in science and medicine. New York, Hemisphere Pub. Corp., c1990. 293 p.
   Bibliography: p. 261-268.
   Q141.B58 1990

Sisters in science: conversations with black women scientists about race, gender, and their passion for science. Interviews by Diann Jordan. West Lafayette, IN, Purdue University Press, c2006. 240 p.
   Bibliography: p. 237-240.
   Q141.S556 2006

Slawson, Robert G. Prologue to change: African Americans in medicine in the Civil War era. Frederick, MD, NMCWN Press, c2006. 52 p.
   Bibliography: p. 43-46.
   R695.S63 2006

Sluby, Patricia Carter. Creativity and inventions: the genius of Afro-Americans and women in the United States and their patents. Arlington, VA., Research Unlimited, 1987. 88 p.
   Bibliography: p. 81-86.
   T21.I84 1987

Sluby, Patricia Carter. The inventive spirit of African Americans: patented ingenuity. Westport, CT., Praeger, c2004. 313 p.
   Bibliography: p. 291-301.
   T39.S57 2004

Spangenburg, Ray, and Kit Moser. African Americans in science, math, and invention. New York, Facts On File, c2003. 254 p.
   Includes bibliographical references.
   Q141.S6285 2003

Sullivan, Otha Richard. African American inventors. Jim Haskins, general editor. New York, Wiley, c1998. 164 p.
   Bibliography: p. 154-155.
   T39.S98 1998

Sullivan, Otha Richard. African American women scientists and inventors. Jim Haskins, general editor. New York, Wiley, c2002. 150 p.
   Bibliography: p. 143.
   T39.S985 2002

Warren, Wini. Black women scientists in the United States. Bloomington, Indiana University Press, c1999. 366 p.
   Bibliography: p. 341-355.
   Q141.W367 1999

Webster, Raymond B. African American firsts in science and technology. Detroit, Gale Group, c1999. 461 p.
   Bibliography: p. 379-385.
   Q141.W43 1999

Photo: students gathered at tables in a classroom.
Photo: Class in capillary physics at Hampton Institute, Hampton, Virginia.
Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.

Compiled by Denise Dempsey
February 2010
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