The Education of Laura BridgmanThe Education of Laura Bridgman



Her life was transformed by educational crusader Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe. Freeberg tells this extraordinary tale of mentor and student, scientist and experiment.

Author: Ernest Freeberg

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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.

Life and Education of Laura Dewey BridgmanLife and Education of Laura Dewey Bridgman



Biography of Laura Dewey Bridgman, known as the first deaf-blind American child to gain a significant education in the English language, fifty years before the more famous Helen Keller.

Author: Mary Swift Lamson

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Biography of Laura Dewey Bridgman, known as the first deaf-blind American child to gain a significant education in the English language, fifty years before the more famous Helen Keller.

Life and Education of Laura Dewey BridgmanLife and Education of Laura Dewey Bridgman



About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work.

Author: Mary Swift Lamson

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Excerpt from Life and Education of Laura Dewey Bridgman: The Deaf, Dumb, and Blind Girl The author and editor of the present volume was a teacher for five years in the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts Asylum for the Blind. She was for three years the special instructor of Laura Bridgman, and had the honor of giving the first lesson to Oliver Caswell, another blind and deaf mute at the Asylum. She differed from Dr. Samuel G. Howe, the director of the Asylum, in regard to the time of commencing the religious educa. Tion of Laura; but she held him in high esteem as an enterprising, skilful, and persevering instuctor. He characterized her in words like the following She is a lady of great intelligence who is devotedly attached to [laura] an able and excellent teacher, who ful filled her duty with ability and conscientiousness; has been faithful and industrious and in the intellectual ih struction she has shown great tact and ability indeed to Miss Swift [now Mrs. Lamson] and Miss Wight [now Mrs. Bond] belong, far more than to any other persons the pure satisfaction of having been instrumental in the beautiful development of Laura's character. One noteworthy advantage has been enjoyed by the editor of this volume. She has retained an intimate acquaintance with Laura Bridgman for thirty.seven years. Annual Reports of the Trustees of the Perkins Institution and Massachusetts Asylum for the Blind, XI, p. 37 XIII, pp. 23, 24 XIV, p. 30, etc., etc. These documents will be hereafter alluded to simply as Annual Reports. The blind deaf mute was only in the thirteenth year of her age, and in the third year of her residence at the Asylum, when she was put under the particular and almost exclusive charge of Mrs. Lamson, and from that day to this has been accustomed to communicate her thoughts freely to the teacher who instructed her in 1840. The editor of the volume has thus been able to compare the later with the earlier development of Laura. Laura herself is liable to forget those earlier develop ments, to mistake her more recently acquired knowledge for that which she had acquired at a remoter period. The ideas, however, which she expressed in the initial stages of her education were recorded day by day, and the testimony of a written journal is far more trustworthy than that of the memory. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

The Manliest ManThe Manliest Man



See, e.g., by Ernest Freeberg: “ 'An Object of Peculiar Interest': The Education of Laura Bridgman,” Church History 61 (June 1992): 191–205, The Education of Laura Bridgman: First Deaf and Blind Person to Learn Lan- guage (Cambridge, ...

Author: James W. Trent

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

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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 Summer, public school advocate Horace Mann, and poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. A committed reformer, Howe believed in the perfectibility of human beings and spoke out in favor of progressive services for disabled Americans. 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 Howe in more than fifty years, The Manliest Man offers an original view of his 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. Book jacket.

Woeful AfflictionsWoeful Afflictions



Chapter 6 : Laura Bridgman 1. One of the first educators of the blind in the eighteenth century , the Abbe de 1'Epee , had suggested a potential course of education that would reach a person both deaf and blind , but had not found a ...

Author: Mary Klages

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Woeful Afflictions offers a detailed historical analysis of the types of cultural work performed by sentimental representations of disability in general, and blindness in particular, in public reports and lectures, exhibitions, novels, stories, poems, autobiographical writings, and popular media portrayals from the 1830s through the 1890s.

Foundations of Education History and theory of teaching children and youths with visual impairmentsFoundations of Education History and theory of teaching children and youths with visual impairments



He supported the education of Laura Bridgman at Perkins . His notes on the methods he used were intrumental in helping Anne Sullivan teach Helen Keller LAURA BRIDGMAN Student . Laura Bridgman was the ...

Author: M. Cay Holbrook

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 0891283404

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She Touched the WorldShe Touched the World



An inspirational biography of Laura Bridgman, who, after losing her hearing, sight, and sense of smell at a young age, paved the way for future generations of children with disabilities, traces her remarkable life and her dedication to ...

Author: Sally Hobart Alexander

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 0618852999

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An inspirational biography of Laura Bridgman, who, after losing her hearing, sight, and sense of smell at a young age, paved the way for future generations of children with disabilities, traces her remarkable life and her dedication to helping others.