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The Manliest Man: Samuel G. Howe and the Contours of Nineteenth-Century American Reform Paperback – August 10, 2012
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"Extensive notes and an index enhance this thorough biography of a passionate and dedicated man, who spent his life working for a better future for America's underprivileged and downtrodden. Highly recommended, especially for public and college library collections."―Library Bookwatch
"Trent's biography, while not uncritical, attempts to rehabilitate Howe by focusing on two aspects of his life: his 'manliness' and his commitment to reform. . . . Trent (sociology and social work, Gordon College) has written the best available biography of Howe. Recommended."―Choice
"Trent has reintroduced one of the best-known figures of nineteenth-century Boston, and we can surely look forward to more new work on the artist of humanitarian reform previously known as Samuel Gridley Howe."―New England Quarterly
"Howe's first students and staff are described in wonderful detail, and researchers who are interested in the history of education of children who are blind will find much information in this book that will illuminate and delight them."―Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness
"Historians interested in Howe or disability in the nineteenth century will find this readable and thorough account of his life quite valuable."―The Journal of American History
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For a talk Trent gave at the Perkins School for the Blind about Samuel G. Howe, please see http://www.youtube.com/embed/Pe8tXwFfuJI