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作者 Freeberg, Ernest
書名 The education of Laura Bridgman : first deaf and blind person to learn language / Ernest Freeberg
出版項 Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001
國際標準書號 0674005899
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館  362.41092 B7648fr 2001    在架上  -  30500101519513
說明 264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
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
"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, and a vast public followed the intimate details of her life with rapt attention. This girl, all but forgotten today, was the first deaf and blind person ever to learn language." "Laura's dark and silent life was transformed when she became the star pupil of the educational crusader Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe. Against the backdrop of an antebellum Boston seething with debates about human nature, programs of moral and educational reform, and battles between conservative and liberal Christians, Freeberg weaves an extraordinary tale of mentor and student, scientist and subject." "Under Howe's constant tutelage, Laura voraciously absorbed the world around her, learning to communicate through finger language as well as to write with confidence. Her remarkable breakthroughs vindicated Howe's faith in the power of education to overcome the most terrible of disabilities. In Howe's hands, Laura's education became an experiment that he hoped would prove his own controversial ideas about the body, mind, and soul."--Jacket
主題 Bridgman, Laura Dewey, 1829-1889
Deafblind women -- United States -- Biography
Deafblind women -- Education -- United States
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