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.