By James W. Trent
Always speedy to consult himself as a liberal, Howe embodied the yankee Renaissance’s religion within the perfectibility of humans, and he spoke out in want of innovative prone for disabled americans. A Romantic determine even in his personal day, he embraced a thought of manliness that integrated heroism lower than fireplace but in addition compassion for the underdog and the oppressed. notwithstanding infrequently a guy with out flaws and screw ups, he however represented the optimism that characterised a lot of antebellum American reform.
The first full-length biography of Samuel G. Howe in additional than fifty years, The Manliest guy explores his existence via deepest letters and private and public records. It deals an unique view of the reformer’s own lifestyles, his organization with social reasons of his time, and his efforts to form these factors in ways in which allowed for the better inclusion of devalued humans within the mainstream of yankee life.
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The Manliest Man: Samuel G. Howe and the Contours of Nineteenth-Century American Reform by James W. Trent