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Summary, Analysis & Review of Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures by Instaread

 

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Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly is a history of black women who were mathematicians and engineers in twentieth-century aeronautics and space programs. It focuses particularly on black women who served as human computers as they performed calculations at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia during and after World War II.

During the war, the United States was desperate for mathematicians and engineers to work in aeronautics. With many men fighting in the war, women took on professional jobs. A number of black women applied for positions at Langley. Among them was Dorothy Vaughan, who had excelled in mathematics as a young woman and had then gone into teaching. Pay in segregated schools was much less than Vaughan could make as a human computer performing calculations for engineers. So she changed careers…

 

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GENRE
Reference
RELEASED
2016
October 11
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
40
Pages
PUBLISHER
Instaread
SELLER
Instaread
SIZE
723.6
KB

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