Table of contents for Black inventors in the age of segregation : Granville T. Woods, Lewis H. Latimer, and Shelby J. Davidson / Rayvon Fouch‚e.


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List of Figures  ix 
Acknowledgments    xi
INTRODUCTION      I

1/ INVENTING THE MYTH OF RACIAL EQUALITY   9

2/ LIARS AND THIEVES: GRANVILLE T. WOODS AND
   THE PROCESS OF INVENTION   26

3/ LEWIS H. LATIMER AND THE POLITICS OF
   TECHNOLOGICAL ASSIMILATIONISM    82

4/ SHELBY J. DAVIDSON: ADDING MACHINES,
   INSTITUTIONAL RACISM, AND THE BLACK ELITE  134

5/ BACK TO THE FUTURE: REASSESSING BLACK 
   INVENTORS IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY  179

Appendixes  185
Notes   191
Essay on Sources  213 
Index   221






Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Woods, Granville, 1856-1910, Latimer, Lewis Howard, 1848-1928, Davidson, Shelby J, (Shelby Jeames), b, 1868, African American inventors Biography, Inventions United States History 19th century, Inventions United States History 20th century