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A Pioneering Science Educator

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

Today’s post was written by Denise Dempsey a Science Reference Librarian who has previously written about the women featured in the motion picture “Hidden Figures” and the post “A Family of Pharmacists”. Among the photographs in the Picture This blog post, Portraits of Nineteenth Century African American Women Activists Newly Available Online, is one of …

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On Researching Capitalists, Financiers, and Builders of Empires

Posted by: Ellen Terrell

I have written several posts on industrialists and capitalists from America’s past – J.P. Morgan, Hetty Green, Andrew Carnegie, James Swan, and Jay Gould and James Fisk. But for those researching people who haven’t yet been featured, there are some great resources. One of the most accessible sources is the encyclopedias, available in most public, …