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Four American Inventors
by Frances M. Perry
Stirring accounts of four of America's greatest inventors: Robert Fulton, Eli Whitney, Samuel F. B. Morse, and Thomas Edison. Emphasis is placed on their formative years and how the skills they acquired then enabled them to meet the challenges they faced later, both in developing and manufacturing their inventions and in achieving widespread public acceptance of them.  Ages 10-12
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Table of Contents

Robert Fulton

A Boy with Ideas
Working Out Some of the Ideas
The Young Artist
The Artist Becomes an Engineer
Experiments
Making the Steamboat
The Trial Voyage
Success
Steamboats on the Hudson
Other Interests
His Work Ended

Eli Whitney

Childhood
Youth
At Yale
In Georgia
The Opportunity
Making the Cotton Gin
Great Expectations
Misfortunes
In the Courts
Making Arms
Last Years

Samuel F. B. Morse

The Parsonage
Early Influences
College Life
Life in London
Painting
Abroad Again
An Important Voyage
Years of Struggle
Encouragement
Waiting at Last Rewarded
The Telegraph
The Cable
The Inventor at Home

Thomas A. Edison

Early Years
Youthful Business Ventures
Study
A Change of Business
The Boy Telegraph Operator
Telegrapher and Inventor
In Boston
Recognized as an Electrician
Inventor and Manufacturer
"The Wizard of Menlo Park"
Inventions
At Orange, New Jersey

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