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James W. Trent, Jr. was born in Durham, North Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University. He has masters degrees from Duke University and the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. He completed his Ph.D. degree at Brandeis University. His first book, Inventing the Feeble Mind: A History of Mental Retardation in the United States (1994) won the Hervey B. Wilbur Award of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. His second book, Mental Retardation in American: An Historical Reader (2004) was co-edited with Steven Noll. His latest book, The Manliest Man: Samuel G. Howe and the Contours of Nineteenth-Century American Reform (2012)is a biography of a controversial and fascinating ...more

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