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Benjamin Banneker

Surveyor, Astronomer, Publisher, Patriot

Author: Charles Cerami

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471231053

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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The first biography of a major figure in early US and African American history A household name and unparalleled hero revered in every African American household, Benjamin Banneker was a completely self-taught mathematical genius who achieved professional status in astronomy, navigation, and engineering. His acknowledged expertise and superior surveying skills led to his role as coworker with the Founding Fathers in planning our nation’s capitol, Washington, DC. His annual Banneker’s Almanac was the first written by a black and outsold the major competition. In addition, he was a vocal force in the fight for the abolition of slavery. Yet, despite his accomplishments, there has been no biography of this important man—until now. Written by an author with strong ties across the Washington-Maryland-Virginia area where abolitionist societies revered Banneker, this long overdue biography at last gives the hard-earned attention this prominent hero and his accomplishments deserve.

Dear Benjamin Banneker

Author: Andrea Davis Pinkney

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544565673

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Throughout his life Banneker was troubled that all blacks were not free. And so, in 1791, he wrote to Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, who had signed the Declaration of Independence. Banneker attacked the institution of slavery and dared to call Jefferson a hypocrite for owning slaves. Jefferson responded. This is the story of Benjamin Banneker--his science, his politics, his morals, and his extraordinary correspondence with Thomas Jefferson. Illustrated in full-page scratchboard and oil paintings by Caldecott Honor artist Brian Pinkney.

The life of Benjamin Banneker

the first African-American man of science

Author: Silvio A. Bedini

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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Revised and expanded in 1999 this definitive biography incorporates much new research undertaken since the book's first publication (Scribner's, 1972). Comments on the first edition:

Benjamin Banneker

Astronomer and Mathematician

Author: Laura Baskes Litwin,Benjamin Banneker

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780766012080

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 2364

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

Benjamin Banneker

Mathematician and Stargazer

Author: Rose Blue,Corinne J. Naden

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780761318057

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Profiles the African-American who whose love for reading and mathematics led him to publish a farmer's almanac, survey the District of Columbia, and predict a solar eclipse.

Benjamin Banneker

Pioneering Scientist

Author: Ginger Wadsworth

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 1541528522

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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Gazing up at the stars, Benjamin Banneker longed to understand how and why things worked as they did. In a time when most black Americans were slaves, Banneker lived a life of freedom and became known as America's first black American man of science. He helped survey Washington, D.C., and became the first black American to write an almanac. Through his accomplishments, he helped advance the cause of equality for African Americans.

Benjamin Banneker

Astronomer and Mathematician

Author: Allison Lassieur

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736869133

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2925

Learn about the life of a free black man who taught himself math and astronomy.

Benjamin Banneker

American Scientific Pioneer

Author: Myra Weatherly

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756515799

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 4040

Biography of the African-American man who, as a self-taught mathematician and astronomer, helped survey the site of the Nation's Capitol and published several popular almanacs.

Ticktock Banneker's Clock

Author: Shana Keller

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 1627539654

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Throughout his life, Benjamin Banneker was known and admired for his work in science, mathematics, and astronomy, just to name a few pursuits. But even when he was born in Maryland in 1731, he was already an extraordinary person for that time period. He was born free at a time in America when most African Americans were slaves. Though he only briefly attended school and was largely self-taught, at a young age Benjamin displayed a keen aptitude for mathematics and science. Inspired by a pocket watch he had seen, at the age of 22 he built a strike clock based on his own drawings and using a pocket-knife. This picture book biography focuses on one episode in a remarkable life.

Benjamin Banneker

Author: Rick Burke

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 9781403431004

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Benjamin Banneker was an African-American astronomer, farmer, mathematician, and surveyor in the American colonies. Can you imagine what his life must have been like? What he was like as a person? Get to know Benjamin Banneker through this book.

Molly Bannaky

Author: Alice McGill,Chris K. Soentpiet

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780395722879

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Relates how Benjamin Banneker's grandmother journeyed from England to Maryland in the late seventeenth century, worked as an indentured servant, began a farm of her own, and married a freed slave.

Benjamin Banneker, genius of early America

Author: Lillie Patterson

Publisher: Abingdon Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 142

View: 4263

A biography of the distinguished eighteenth-century black astronomer, farmer, mathematician, and surveyor whose accomplishments include having published a popular almanac and constructed the first completely American-made clock.

Benjamin Banneker

Brilliant Surveyor, Mathematician, and Astronomer

Author: Erika Wittekind

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 1629699365

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 1047

This title is a brief, yet informative, biography on Benjamin Banneker. Readers will learn about Banneker's early life, personal life, and all about his contributions to science, surveying, the Farmers' Almanac, and for his campaign against slavery. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

What Are You Figuring Now?

A Story about Benjamin Banneker

Author: Jeri Ferris

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 0761382690

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 9847

In 1791 plans For The new capital city, Washington, D.C., were in the works, but someone was needed to help with the surveying. Thomas Jefferson recommended Benjamin Banneker For The job. Banneker was a free black man who lived at a time when black Americans had few, if any, rights. Yet he was an accomplished farmer, mathematician, astronomer, and surveyor. What Are You Figuring Now? is the story of a man who was never afraid to try something new, no matter how difficult.

Benjamin Banneker

Self-Educated Scientist

Author: Lisa M. B. Simons

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 1543506518

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 8128

Benjamin Banneker wasn't just a scientist. He was also an author, astronomer, and mathematician. Young readers will discover how this self-taught man came to be one of the first important African American intellectuals.

Benjamin Banneker

Author: Eric Braun

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736842334

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 4260

Presents the life and accomplishments of the African American man whose interest in reading and mathematics helped him publish a farmer's almanac and survey the U.S. capital during a time when few African Americans went to school.

Benjamin Banneker

American Mathematician and Astronomer

Author: Bonnie Hinman,Arthur Meier Schlesinger

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: 9780791056912

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 79

View: 1738

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

Memoir of Benjamin Banneker

Read Before the Maryland Historical Society, at the Monthly Meeting, May 1, 1845

Author: John Hazlehurst Boneval Latrobe

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: African American scientists

Page: 16

View: 3904

Benjamin Banneker

Author: Melissa Maupin

Publisher: The Childs World Inc

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 1033

Profiles the life and education of Benjamin Banneker, an African American living free in Washington, D.C. during colonial times, who overcame racist adversity to become a skilled astronomer and surveyor.

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