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My Work Is That of Conservation: An Environmental Biography of George Washington Carver

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George Washington Carver (ca. 1864–1943) is at once one of the most familiar and misunderstood figures in American history. In My Work Is That of Conservation, Mark D. Hersey reveals the life and work of this fascinating man who is widely—and reductively—known as the African American scientist who developed a wide variety of uses for the peanut.

Carver had a truly prolific
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Hardcover, 312 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by University of Georgia Press
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Dan Bernier
Jun 28, 2015 Dan Bernier rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A good introduction to Carver and his work, focusing on the racial, social, environmental, economic, agricultural, and historical contexts he lived in. Carver is often reduced to a caricature, but Hersey avoids that - Carver's influence, importance, and effectiveness are all considered and examined. Hersey frequently quotes Carver's letters and bulletins, and leaves pages of citations.

Occasionally, the writing felt unfocused. Perhaps 40 pages could have been removed by a judicious editor, which
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Amanda
Jun 08, 2014 Amanda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderful book! Parts of letters are included which are very interesting. George Washington Carver loved the natural world.
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