A black man praised by white America-George Washington Carver (1864-1943) was an anomaly in his own time. This choice selection of Carver's writings reveals the human side of the famous black scientist, as well as the forces that shaped his creative genius.
The collection of works by Carver, along with Kremer’s commentaries to provide context to Carver’s words, show us a Carver who was both manipulated and manipulative who had inner tensions and anxieties. But perhaps more than anything else, these letters allow us to see Carver's deep love for his fellow man, whether manifested in his efforts to treat polio victims in the 1930s or in his incredibly intense and emotionally charged friendships that lasted a lifetime.
About the Editor
Gary R. Kremer is Executive Director of the State Historical Society of Missouri and adjunct professor of history at the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. Dr. Kremer received his Ph.D. from American University in Washington, DC. He is the author and editor of numerous works, including Race and Meaning: The African American Experience in Missouri, Missouri's Black Heritage, Revised Edition, and George Washington Carver: A Biography.
Published by the University of Missouri Press, paperback, 1991. 224 pages.