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The Manliest Man: Samuel G. Howe and the Contours of Nineteenth-century American Reform Paperback – July 31, 2012


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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Univ. of Massachusetts Press (July 31, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1558499598
  • ISBN-13: 978-1558499591
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,734,792 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This biography made more vivid than almost anything else I have read the sense of a small group of idealistic friends who believed that society was perfectible and who actually managed in their lifetimes to dream up and make happen an extremely diverse range of reforms, truly changing the treatment of many of the most stigmatized segments of society. . . . This is a book that will provide pleasure and interest to general biography lovers, not just academics and historians. --Karen Sanchez-Eppler, Author of Dependent States: The Child's Part in Nineteenth-Century American Culture

About the Author

James W. Trent is professor of sociology and social work at Gordon College. He is author of Inventing the Feeble Mind: A History of Mental Retardation in the United States and Mental Retardation in America.

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James W. Trent, Jr. was born in Durham, North Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree at Wake Forest University. He has masters degrees from Duke University and the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. He completed his Ph.D. degree at Brandeis University. His first book, Inventing the Feeble Mind: A History of Mental Retardation in the United States (1994) won the Hervey B. Wilbur Award of the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. His second book, Mental Retardation in American: An Historical Reader (2004) was co-edited with Steven Noll. His latest book, The Manliest Man: Samuel G. Howe and the Contours of Nineteenth-Century American Reform (2012)is a biography of a controversial and fascinating figure in the context of rapid social and political change. Trent is professor of sociology and social work at Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Pianocat on October 9, 2012
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This important book accomplishes the most difficult task of a scholarly work--it makes the material highly interesting and fun to read. Trent's exceptional achievement is to thread together a vast amount of historical research and put it into language that is easy to follow and keeps your interest. It doesn't hurt that the man he is writing about lived a vital, pivotal life during decades of American history that were of crucial importance in the evolution of the U.S. Highly recommended.
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