Education Of Laura Bridgman

Education Of Laura Bridgman

by Ernest Freeberg
     
 

In the mid-nineteenth century, Laura Bridgman, a young child from New Hampshire, became one of the most famous women in the world. Philosophers, theologians, and educators hailed her as a miracle because she was the first deaf and blind person to learn language. Her life was transformed when she became the star pupil of the educational crusader Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe… See more details below

Overview

In the mid-nineteenth century, Laura Bridgman, a young child from New Hampshire, became one of the most famous women in the world. Philosophers, theologians, and educators hailed her as a miracle because she was the first deaf and blind person to learn language. Her life was transformed when she became the star pupil of the educational crusader Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe. Against the backdrop of an antebellum Boston, Freeberg tells this extraordinary tale of mentor and student, scientist and experiment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674010055
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
10/15/2002
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)
Age Range:
14 - 18 Years

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • 1. In Quest of His Prize
  • 2. Mind over Matter
  • 3. In the Public Eye
  • 4. Body and Mind
  • 5. The Instinct to Be Good
  • 6. Punishing Thoughts
  • 7. Sensing God
  • 8. Crisis
  • 9. Disillusionment
  • 10. A New Theory of Human Nature
  • 11. My Sunny Home
  • 12. Legacy
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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