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Benjamin Banneker American mathematician and astronomer by Bonnie Hinman

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Published by Chelsea House Publishers in Philadelphia .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Astronomers,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • African American scientists,
  • Biography,
  • African Americans

Book details:

About the Edition

A biography of the eighteenth-century African American who taught himself mathematics and astronomy and helped survey what would become Washington, D.C.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 75) and index.

StatementBonnie Hinman ; Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., senior consulting editor
SeriesColonial leaders
ContributionsSchlesinger, Arthur M. (Arthur Meier), 1917-2007
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQB36.B22 H56 2000
The Physical Object
Pagination79 p. :
Number of Pages79
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24952303M
ISBN 100791056910, 0791053482, 0613977300
ISBN 109780791056912, 9780791053485, 9780613977302
LC Control Number99024118
OCLC/WorldCa40979920

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“Benjamin Banneker’s Almanac” contained many useful facts and information Banneker had learned over the years and was a top seller from Pennsylvania to Virginia and even into Kentucky. It was important because it was one of the first published works (and the first almanac or book of “science”) by an African American author. "Benjamin Banneker's Almanac" contained many useful facts and information Banneker had learned over the years and was a top seller from Pennsylvania to Virginia and even into Kentucky. It was important because it was one of the first published works (and the first almanac or book of "science") by an African American author. Benjamin Banneker was a largely self-educated astronomer, author, and scientist. This was a significant accomplishment for an African-American living during the American Revolution and the early history of the United States. Many people consider him to be the first African-American scientist. Where did Benjamin Banneker grow up? The Benjamin Banneker Charter Public School is a Title 1 School. Please email [email protected] to report inaccessible content or if you have questions or concerns about accessing information on this website. Complaint procedures, Freedom of Information Act Requests.

Benjamin Banneker, a free African-American man living in a slave state in the eighteenth century, never knew the weight of iron shackles or the crack of an overseer’s whip. A native of Baltimore County, Maryland, his experience diverged from those of most African Americans living in the early. Benjamin Banneker saw astronomical patterns from which he could make calculations and predictions. A mathematician and astronomer, Benjamin Banneker was born on November 9, , in Ellicott's Mills, Maryland. Largely self-taught, Banneker was one of the first African Americans to . BANNEKER, BENJAMIN(b. Baltimore County, Maryland, 9 November ; d. Baltimore County, 9 October )observational astronomy, ephemerides, almanacs.A tobacco farmer, and amateur astronomer, Benjamin Banneker [1] was an inspiration for his mathematical achievements. Oct 31,  · Author Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrator Brian Pinkney - the wife and husband team who produced such titles as Sit-In: How Four Friends Stood Up by Sitting Down and Duke Ellington: The Piano Prince and His Orchestra - present the story of Benjamin Banneker, the extraordinary eighteenth-century African-American astronomer and almanac writer, in this picture-book biography/5.