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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, (electronic resource)

Hidden Figures : The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, Margot Lee Shetterly, (electronic resource)

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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
Title remainder
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. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam's call, moving to Hampton, Virginia and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Even as Virginia's Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley's all-black "West Computing" group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens."--
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Adapted from publisher website
Biography type
collective biography
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Shetterly, Margot Lee
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • United States
  • United States
  • Women mathematicians
  • African American women
  • African American mathematicians
  • Space race
  • African American mathematicians
  • African American women
  • Employees
  • Space race
  • Women mathematicians
  • United States
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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, (electronic resource)
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Electronic book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical reference and index
Contents
A door opens -- Mobilization -- Past is prologue -- The double V -- Manifest destiny -- War birds -- The duration -- Those who move forward -- Breaking barriers -- Home by the sea -- The area rule -- Serendipity -- Turbulence -- Angle of attack -- Young, gifted, and black -- What a difference a day makes -- Outer space -- With all deliberate speed -- Model behavior -- Degrees of freedom -- Out of the past, the future -- America is for everybody -- To boldly go
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unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 368 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062363619
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kwvr4g9
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Electronic reproduction.
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Label
Hidden Figures : The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, Margot Lee Shetterly, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical reference and index
Contents
A door opens -- Mobilization -- Past is prologue -- The double V -- Manifest destiny -- War birds -- The duration -- Those who move forward -- Breaking barriers -- Home by the sea -- The area rule -- Serendipity -- Turbulence -- Angle of attack -- Young, gifted, and black -- What a difference a day makes -- Outer space -- With all deliberate speed -- Model behavior -- Degrees of freedom -- Out of the past, the future -- America is for everybody -- To boldly go
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 368 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062363619
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
kwvr4g9
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MnSpTMCL)kwvr4g9
System details
  • Format: Adobe EPUB
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 861.0 KB)

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