"This well-written history of mental retardation documents our changing perceptions of the 'feebleminded.' . . . This is must reading for anyone interested in this vital subject. Replete with shocking photographs and a 40-page reference list. A shattering document."--"Psychoanalytic Books
About the Author
James W. Trent, Jr. is Professor of Sociology and Social Work at Gordon College, Wenham Massachusetts. He is also the co-editor of Mental Retardation in America: A Historical Reader, and the author of The Manliest Man: Samuel G. Howe and the Contours of Nineteenth-Century American Reform.