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People/Characters: Norbert Rillieux

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African American Inventors by Otha Richard Sullivan
Black pioneers of science and invention by Louis Haber
Reaching for freedom: Paul Cuffe, Norbert Rillieux, Ira Aldridge, James McCune Smith (Firebird biographies) by David Harbison
Steampunk III: Steampunk Revolution by Ann VanderMeer
Sugar: A Bittersweet History by Elizabeth Abbott

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Norbert Rillieux (March 17, 1806 – October 8, 1894), a Creole American inventor and engineer, is most noted for his invention of the multiple-effect evaporator, an energy-efficient means of evaporating water. This invention was an important development in the growth of the sugar industry. Rillieux was a cousin of the painter Edgar Degas.

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