Gallaudet, Thomas Hopkins

Maryann Syers

in Encyclopedia of Social Work

Published by NASW Press and Oxford University Press

Published online June 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199975839 | DOI:

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Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (1787–1851) and his two sons, Thomas and Edward Miner, are renowned for their commitment to the education of deaf people. In 1817 he established the first free American school for the deaf in Hartford, Connecticut.

Keywords: Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet; deaf people; deaf education; Hartford; Thomas Gallaudet; Edward Miner Gallaudet

Article.  249 words. 

Subjects: Social Work

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