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A native of Boston and a physician by training, Samuel G. Howe (1801–1876)led a remarkable life. He was a veteran of the Greek War of Independence,a fervent abolitionist, and the founder of both the Perkins School for the Blind and the Massachusetts School for Idiotic and Feeble-Minded Children. Married to Julia Ward Howe, author of “Battle Hymn of the Republic,” he counte ...more
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Published July 31st 2012 by University of Massachusetts Press (first published July 18th 2012)
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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 Aw ...more
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