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Patricia Sluby

The Entrepreneurial Spirit of African American Inventors

The Entrepreneurial Spirit of African American Inventors

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Successful entrepreneurs and inventors share valuable characteristics like self-confidence, perseverance, and the ability to conceptualize unrealized solutions or opportunities. However, another personality trait has been required for African Americans wishing to become business owners, creative thinkers, or patent holders: a willingness to overcome the additional barriers placed before them because of their race, especially in the era before civil rights.

The Entrepreneurial Spirit of African American Inventors provides historical accounts of creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurship among black Americans, from the 19th century to the present day. The author examines how these individuals stimulated industry, business activity, and research, helping shape the world as we know it and setting the precedent for the minority business tradition in the United States. This book also sheds light on fascinating advances made in metallurgy, medicine, architecture, and other fields that supply further examples of scientific inquiry and business acumen among African Americans.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: Sluby, Patricia
Published: 03/21/2011
Publisher: Praeger
ISBN: 9780313363351
Pages: 250
Weight: 1.19lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.20w x 1.00d
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