Mrs. Sigourney of Hartford : poems and prose on the early American deaf community
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Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press, [2013].
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LSDHH - Adult Non-Fiction  1 available
H.I. Coll. 811.3 M9397s

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x, 161 pages ; 23 cm.
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English
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9781563685576 (trade pbk.), 1563685574 (trade pbk.)
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40022472804

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-159) and index.
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"Lydia Huntley was born in 1791 in Norwich, CT, the only child of a poor Revolutionary war veteran. But her father's employer, a wealthy widow, gave young Lydia the run of her library and later sent her for visits to Hartford, CT. After teaching at her own school for several years in Norwich, Lydia returned to Hartford to head a class of 15 girls from the best families. Among her students was Alice Cogswell, a deaf girl soon to be famous as a student of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Laurent Clerc. Lydia's inspiration came from a deep commitment to the education of girls and also for African American, Indian, and deaf children. She left teaching to marry Charles Sigourney, then turned to writing to support her family, publishing 56 books, 2,000 magazine articles, and popular poetry. Lydia Sigourney never abandoned her passion for deaf education, remaining a supporter of Gallaudet's school for the deaf until her death. Yet, her contributions to deaf education and her writing have been forgotten until now. The best of Lydia Sigourney's work on the nascent Deaf community is presented in this new volume. Her writing intertwines her mastery of the sentimentalism form popular in her day with her sharp insights on the best ways to educate deaf children. In the process, Mrs. Sigourney of Hartford reestablishes her rightful place in history"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Sayers, E. E., & Moore, D. (2013). Mrs. Sigourney of Hartford: poems and prose on the early American deaf community . Gallaudet University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sayers, Edna Edith and Diana Moore. 2013. Mrs. Sigourney of Hartford: Poems and Prose On the Early American Deaf Community. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Sayers, Edna Edith and Diana Moore. Mrs. Sigourney of Hartford: Poems and Prose On the Early American Deaf Community Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, 2013.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Sayers, Edna Edith,, and Diana Moore. Mrs. Sigourney of Hartford: Poems and Prose On the Early American Deaf Community Gallaudet University Press, 2013.

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