Reinterpreting Laura Bragg: How Deafness, Feminism, and Maternalism Defined Her Actions as a Progressive Educator and Curriculum Worker

Louise Anderson Allen


Setterfield reminds us of the importance and real power that biographies have not only for the subjects but also for the authors. Writing lives is a kind of magic and my biography on Laura Bragg (Allen, 2001) altered my life in many ways. I offer my thanks to my colleagues and my respect for their reading of my Bragg biography and for their comments. Indeed, I am humbled by their papers presented here—and honored by these scholars for offering me another opportunity to revisit my work on Laura Bragg. She was in life, and remains even now, a complex and perplexing woman.

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