The Resource The manliest man : Samuel G. Howe and the contours of nineteenth-century American reform, James W. Trent Jr

The manliest man : Samuel G. Howe and the contours of nineteenth-century American reform, James W. Trent Jr

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The manliest man : Samuel G. Howe and the contours of nineteenth-century American reform
Title
The manliest man
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Samuel G. Howe and the contours of nineteenth-century American reform
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James W. Trent Jr
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eng
Summary
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 counted among his friends Senator Charles Sumner, public school advocate Horace Mann, and poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Always quick to refer to himself as a liberal, Howe embodied the American Renaissance's faith in the perfectibility of human beings, and he spoke out in favor of progressive services for disabled Americans. A Romantic figure even in his own day, he embraced a notion of manliness that included heroism under fire but also compassion for the underdog and the oppressed. Though hardly a man without flaws and failures, he nevertheless represented the optimism that characterized much of antebellum American reform. The first full-length biography of Samuel G. Howe in more than fifty years, The Manliest Man explores his life through private letters and personal and public documents. It offers an original view of the reformer's personal life, his association with social causes of his time, and his efforts to shape those causes in ways that allowed for the greater inclusion of devalued people in the mainstream of American life
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LGG
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1948-
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Trent, James W.
Index
index present
LC call number
HV1624.H7
LC item number
T74 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Howe, S. G.
  • Howe, Samuel Gridley
  • Howe, S. G.
  • Physicians
  • Social reformers
  • Philanthropists
  • United States
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Philanthropists
  • Physicians
  • Social reformers
  • United States
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The manliest man : Samuel G. Howe and the contours of nineteenth-century American reform, James W. Trent Jr
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- "A respectable, if ordinary boyhood" -- "Greece! Greece! -- I thought no land -- could ever look more sweetly" -- "The Cadmus of the blind" -- A phrenologist and a superintendent -- Private lives, public causes -- For free soil and free men -- War, freedmen, and Crete -- Santo Domingo : the perpetual summer
Extent
1 online resource (384 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781613762028
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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not applicable
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not applicable
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remote
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22573/ctt5n0wm6
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  • (OCoLC)830023546
  • (OCoLC)ocn830023546
Label
The manliest man : Samuel G. Howe and the contours of nineteenth-century American reform, James W. Trent Jr
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- "A respectable, if ordinary boyhood" -- "Greece! Greece! -- I thought no land -- could ever look more sweetly" -- "The Cadmus of the blind" -- A phrenologist and a superintendent -- Private lives, public causes -- For free soil and free men -- War, freedmen, and Crete -- Santo Domingo : the perpetual summer
Extent
1 online resource (384 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781613762028
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
22573/ctt5n0wm6
System control number
  • (OCoLC)830023546
  • (OCoLC)ocn830023546

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