Gary Kremer and Mark Hersey: George Washington Carver
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George Washington Carver was a renowned scientist and teacher, yet he is one of the most misunderstood figures in American history. His expansive life and accomplishments are featured in a special presentation by two scholars with new and distinctive biographies on the iconic inventor.
Mark Hersey, an assistant professor of history at Mississippi State University, is the author of My Work Is That of Conservation: An Environmental Biography of George Washington Carver. Gary Kremer, executive director of the State Historical Society of Missouri and an adjunct professor of history at the University of Missouri-Columbia, is the author of George Washington Carver: A Biography.