At a glance:
- Author: Claude Lewis
- First Published: 1970
- Time of Work: The late seventeenth century to the late eighteenth century
- Setting: England; Howard County, Maryland; and Washington, D.C.
- Genres: Nonfiction, Biography, Children's literature
- Subjects: African Americans, Science or scientists, Eighteenth century, Biography, Mathematics or mathematicians, Astronomy or astronomers
- Locales: Europe, United States, England, Washington, D.C., Maryland, North America, United Kingdom
Form and Content
Claude Lewis begins Benjamin Banneker: The Man Who Saved Washington in rural England with Molly Walsh, Banneker’s grandmother. In this opening chapter, Walsh, a milkmaid, displeased her mistress and was consequently sent to the British colonies in America as an indentured servant. After her period of indenture ended, she became a free woman with a small tract of land. Soon, she acquired a male slave, whom she freed and later married. Walsh and her husband, like other early Marylanders, became tobacco farmers and reared a small family. Their oldest...
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