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Title Mrs. Sigourney in Hartford : poems and prose on the early American deaf community / Edna Edith Sayers and Diana Moore, editors.
Published Washington, DC : Gallaudet University Press, 2013.
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 Stored NCOD (Ref)  ARS Request  PS2831 .S29 2013    IN LIBRARY
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Summary "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.
Subject People with disabilities -- Literary collections.
Sigourney, L. H. (Lydia Howard), 1791-1865 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Related Names Sayers, Edna Edith.
Moore, Diana, 1952-
Collection Title NCOD collection.
ISBN 9781563685576 (pbk.)
1563685574 (pbk.)
9781563685583 (e-book)
OCLC number 823742039