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The Resource Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race, Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race, Margot Lee Shetterly

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Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race
Title
Hidden figures
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the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race
Statement of responsibility
Margot Lee Shetterly
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South's segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America's aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff." -- Publisher's description
Summary
An account of the previously unheralded but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to America's space program describes how they were segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws in spite of their groundbreaking successes
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Writing style
Award
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2017
  • ALA Notable Book, 2017.
  • BCALA Literary Award for Nonfiction, 2017.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2016.
  • National Academies Communication Award, 2017.
Biography type
collective biography
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10494586
Cataloging source
DLC
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Shetterly, Margot Lee
Dewey number
510.92/520973
Index
index present
LC call number
QA27.5
LC item number
.L44 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • United States
  • Women mathematicians
  • African American women
  • African American mathematicians
  • Space race
Target audience
adult
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the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race
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Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race, Margot Lee Shetterly
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Publication
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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rdacontent
Control code
gcl00013325
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 346 pages
Isbn
9780062363596
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016021050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)950004289
Label
Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race, Margot Lee Shetterly
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
gcl00013325
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xviii, 346 pages
Isbn
9780062363596
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016021050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)950004289

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