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The Resource Hidden figures : the untold story of the African-American women who helped win the space race, Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden figures : the untold story of the African-American women who helped win the space race, Margot Lee Shetterly

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Hidden figures : the untold story of the African-American women who helped win the space race
Title
Hidden figures
Title remainder
the untold story of the African-American women who helped win the space race
Statement of responsibility
Margot Lee Shetterly
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA's African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America's space program. Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as 'Human Computers', calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts, these 'colored computers' used pencil and paper to write the equations that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Moving from World War II through NASA's golden age, touching on the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the women's rights movement, 'Hidden Figures' interweaves a rich history of mankind's greatest adventure with the intimate stories of five courageous women whose work forever changed the world
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Shetterly, Margot Lee
Dewey number
  • 629.4'08996'073
  • 629.408996073
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • African American professional employees
  • African American women
  • Discrimination in employment
  • Race discrimination
  • Transport
Label
Hidden figures : the untold story of the African-American women who helped win the space race, Margot Lee Shetterly
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780008201289
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780008201289
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Hidden figures : the untold story of the African-American women who helped win the space race, Margot Lee Shetterly
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780008201289
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9780008201289
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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