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Print Books in the Library
The books shown below are a few examples of books about African Americans owned by the CCP library. The search box to the right will allow you to search the catalog for additional books that interest you!
African American Women Chemists by
Call Number: 540.922 B878a, 2012
Publication Date: 2011-12-14
Dr. Marie Maynard Daly received her PhD in Chemistry from Columbia University in 1947. Although she was hardly the first of her race and gender to engage in the field, she was the first African American woman to receive a PhD in chemistry in the United States. In this book, Jeannette Brown, anAfrican American woman chemist herself, will present a wide-ranging historical introduction to the relatively new presence of African American women in the field of chemistry. It will detail their struggles to obtain an education and their efforts to succeed in a field in which there were fewAfrican American men, much less African American women.The book contains sketches of the lives of African America women chemists from the earliest pioneers up until the late 1960's when the Civil Rights Acts were passed and greater career opportunities began to emerge. In each sketch, Brown will explore women's motivation to study the field and detailtheir often quite significant accomplishments. Chapters focus on chemists in academia, industry, and government, as well as chemical engineers, whose career path is very different from that of the tradition chemist. The book concludes with a chapter on the future of African American women chemists,which will be of interest to all women interested in science.
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Finding Books in the Community College of Philadelphia Library
1. From any computer with internet access, log in to you MyCCP acount. Click on Library in the Student Support box. Click on Catalog. The Catalog can be searched by
KEYWORD, SUBJECT, AUTHOR and TITLE.
2. From the Main Menu select SUBJECT. Below are examples of subject headings found in our catalog:
Examples of Subject Headings for African American Studies