Told in language suitable for both young and old, this is the story of George Washington Carver (c. 1864-1943), who rose from slavery to become a renowned educator, scientist, artist and humanitarian, and who developed many new products from peanuts, sweet potatoes and soybeans. An innovator and idealist, he had a remarkable understanding of the natural world. Carver devoted his life to research and finding practical alternatives to improving agriculture and the economic condition of African-Americans in the South.
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About the Author
Henry Thomas, pen name of Henry Thomas Schnittkind (1886-1970), received his Ph.D. from Harvard University and was a professor at Boston University. He wrote more than thirty adult and juvenile books and his shorter work appeared in many national magazines. In "Who's Who" he listed his hobby as "education of the masses." Of his writing he once said, "In my biographies I [try] to introduce the world's great thoughts and deeds through the personalities of the world's great thinkers and doers."