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We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program by Richard Paul and Steven Moss - Hardcover - 2nd Printing - 2015 - from Bookmarc's (SKU: ec52070)

We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program

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We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program

by Richard Paul and Steven Moss

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  • Hardcover
  • Signed
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ISBN 10
0292772491
ISBN 13
9780292772496
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Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 2015. BY0 - A 2nd printing hardcover book SIGNED by Steven Moss on the title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has wrinkling, chipping and crease on the edges and corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. Book lightly cocked, some bumped corners, previous owner's initials written on the top left corner of the front free endpaper, light discoloration and shelf wear. 9.5"x6.5", 300 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. The Space Age began just as the struggle for civil rights forced Americans to confront the long and bitter legacy of slavery, discrimination, and violence against African Americans. Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson utilized the space program as an agent for social change, using federal equal employment opportunity laws to open workplaces at NASA and NASA contractors to African Americans while creating thousands of research and technology jobs in the Deep South to ameliorate poverty. We Could Not Fail tells the inspiring, largely unknown story of how shooting for the stars helped to overcome segregation on earth. Richard Paul and Steven Moss profile ten pioneer African American space workers whose stories illustrate the role NASA and the space program played in promoting civil rights. They recount how these technicians, mathematicians, engineers, and an astronaut candidate surmounted barriers to move, in some cases literally, from the cotton fields to the launching pad. The authors vividly describe what it was like to be the sole African American in a NASA work group and how these brave and determined men also helped to transform Southern society by integrating colleges, patenting new inventions, holding elective office, and reviving and governing defunct towns. Adding new names to the roster of civil rights heroes and a new chapter to the story of space exploration, We Could Not Fail demonstrates how African Americans broke the color barrier by competing successfully at the highest level of American intellectual and technological achievement.. Signed by Author. 2nd Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Bookseller's Inventory #
ec52070
Title
We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program
Author
Richard Paul and Steven Moss
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket condition
Very Good
Edition
2nd Printing
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0292772491
ISBN 13
9780292772496
Publisher
University of Texas Press
Place of Publication
Austin, Texas
Date Published
2015
Keywords
AMERICAN HISTORY BIOGRAPHY AFRICAN AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AFRICAN AMERICAN ENGINEERS ASTRONAUTS NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
Bookseller catalogs
Biography / Signed Biography; Biography / African-American;
Size
8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

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