Benjamin Banneker by Heather Lehr Wagner
  

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Benjamin Banneker by Heather Lehr Wagner

Benjamin Banneker's life story is filled with extraordinary accomplishments. The son and grandson of former slaves, he taught himself mathematics, astronomy, and surveying while living on an isolated family farm. Banneker participated in surveying the site of the new Capitol of the United States, published several popular almanacs based on his observations of the stars, and even corresponded with Thomas Jefferson, sharing his hope that future president would change his position on slavery. During his lifetime, his accomplishments were frequently referred to as important evidence proving that skin color was no prediction of intelligence or ability, examples abolitionists later used. Benjamin Banneker relates the story of this remarkable man, bringing his story to life with engaging text, vivid photographs and illustrations, and handy reference features.

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Format

Hardback
102 pages

Author

Heather Lehr Wagner
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Publication date

15th December 2010

ISBN

9781604137446


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