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Even after his death in 1943 at the age of 78, Carver continued to break barriers.
To make tradition-bound farmers realize the larger economic benefits of such crops, Carver began to look for other uses.
As his reputation grew, Carver emerged as a public barnstormer for better practices.
Carver was an agricultural and industrial pioneer—in more ways than one.
The world Carver left was still a hungry one—if substantially less so.
Noon dinner and supper were served by cupbearer, sewer, carver, and assistants.Our Legal Heritage, 5th Ed.|S. A. Reilly
These people were Sioux or Dacotas; whether they were exogamous or not Carver does not say.Method in the Study of Totemism|Andrew Lang
"I hardly know whether it's safe for us to venture into the town," Carver observed.The Argus Pheasant|John Charles Beecham
Now sweater-clad they sat before the fire, and munched at some sweet chocolate which Carver had discovered in his coat pocket.Virginia of Elk Creek Valley|Mary Ellen Chase
How otherwise should this carver feel himself entitled to transcend all rules, and make me ashamed of quoting them?Little Masterpieces|Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Scientific definitions for Carver
George Washington Carver played a central role in revitalizing Southern agriculture after the Civil War, when Southern farms produced ever smaller cotton crops. His promotion of crop rotation methods helped to restore Southern farmlands, which had been depleted by the exclusive cultivation of cotton. Carver also introduced two new crops, peanuts and sweet potatoes, that would produce well in Alabama soil. To make them economically beneficial to farmers, he developed 325 products from peanuts, including peanut butter, plastics, synthetic rubber, shaving cream, and paper. He also developed hundreds of other products from sweet potatoes and from dozens of other native plants, including soybeans and cotton. During his forty-seven years as head of the agriculture department at Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, he taught the importance of crop diversification and soil conservation. Carver also introduced movable schools that brought practical agricultural knowledge directly to farmers.