The Inventive Spirit of African Americans
In this important study, former United States primary patent examiner Patricia Carter Sluby pays homage to the inventive spirit of African Americans. Beginning with the contributions of enslaved Africans brought to American shores, Sluby introduces inventors and patent holders from all fields up to and including the leading edge of today’s technology. Along with such recognizable figures as George Washington Carver and Madam C. J. Walker, readers will discover little-known or forgotten pioneers of devices such as a tobacco substitute, a home security system, and a portable heart monitor. Particular attention is given to the innovations of women inventors and scientists.$40 plus S&H, for more information contact Patricia Carter Sluby or visit SlubyResearch.com .
The Messman Chronicles
African Americans in the U. S. Navy, 1932-1943
Despite racial discrimination and second-class status within the enlisted corps, the U.S. Navyï¿½s mess attendants, officerï¿½s cooks, and stewards compiled a proud legacy of combat service in World War II. For this first major study of the subject, AAHGS-PGCM member, Richard E. Miller draws on a wealth of previously untapped primary documents and more than forty oral history interviews that he conducted. $32.95, Naval Institute Press
Analysis of Slave Data
Excerpted from the Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia 1653 to 1812
Since slaves held non-citizen status, extant early vital records seldom include data on these individuals. It is indeed fortunate that The Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia, 1653-1812 contains such information. AAHGS-PGCM member, Paul E. Sluby, Sr., C.G. extracted the information and provided an in-depth analysis of the historical and genealogical information therein. $28.00