Book Description

Review 'This is an interesting collection of profiles, many of them firsts, of women who broke barriers in a demanding field.' -Booklist'Like pioneers in any field, these women were more than just chemical researchers or educators; they were true 'Renaissance women,' often dually employed as reporters, editors, activists, or even priests, and playing leadership roles in national and grassroots organizations. Brown's factual accounts, while often impassive and dull, are greatly informative, and are supported by extensive citations of texts, journal articles, and personal interviews. Although books on African American chemists and female African American scientists do exist, this book is the first biographical reference on this specific underrepresented population. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Students of all levels and general readers.' -- D. L. Jacobs, Rider University Read more About the Author Jeannette Elizabeth Brown is a former Faculty Associate at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She is the 2004 Soci?t? de Chimie Industrielle (American Section) Fellow of the Chemical Heritage Foundation, and consistently lectures on African American women in chemistry. Read more