By Gary R. Kremer. A black man praised by white America, George Washington Carver (1864-1943) was an anomaly in his own time. This choice literary selection of Carver's writings reveals the human side of the famous black scientist, as well as the forces that shaped his creative genius. Kremer's excellent introduction and his detailed commentary between letters help put the correspondence into perspective. The result is a balanced look at Carver that retains the flavor of the scientist's story as told in his own words.'...The work adds to one's understanding of racial attitudes in the South while presenting an engaging portrait of this folk hero."--Georgia Historical Quarterly.
University of Missouri (1991), English, Paperback: 224 pages.
"Kremer's background and transitional comments, along with Carver's writings, succeed in bringing Carver to life; helping readers to encounter, empathize with, and appreciate this complex, often contradictory man--egotistical and insecure, empirical and mystical, demanding and self-sacrificing."--Journal of Southern History
About the Author
Gary R. Kremer, a professor of history at Lincoln University from 1972 to 1988, now serves as Missouri's State Archivist and is a member of the history faculty at William Woods College in Fulton, Missouri. He is also the atuhor James Milton Turner and the Promise of America: The Public Life of a Post-Civil War Black Leader.