Although he is best known as the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell actually devoted much more of this life to helping people who were deaf or hard of hearing, especially children. Bell’s mother… Read More »How Did Bell Help the Deaf and Hard of Hearing?
Invention of the Telephone
Recent false claims about the life of Alexander Graham Bell and his wife, Mabel, serve no purpose other than to distort history. No record exists of Bell’s personal endorsement of any policy restricting the individual… Read More »Statement from The Alexander and Mabel Bell Legacy Foundation
Katie Booth repeats the silly idea that Italian-American Antonio Meucci may have invented the telephone in 1871, long before Bell. No serious historian of early telecommunication believes the Meucci claims. Years after Bell was granted… Read More »Antonio Meucci Was Not Even Close to Inventing a Telephone.
In addition to her errors about Bell and the deaf, Ms. Booth gives a distorted and incomplete history of the invention of the telephone. She claims that Bell and Elisha Gray were neck and neck… Read More »Bell Was the Sole Inventor of the Telephone.
But the biggest scandal of the Cleveland Administration erupted when New York newspapers discovered Pan-Electric had bribed U.S. Attorney General Augustus Garland to work with them and bring the suit against Bell. Garland received $500,000… Read More »The Bogus Allegations that Bell Stole the Telephone Led to an Infamous Scandal.
Although he is best known as the inventor of the telephone, Alexander Graham Bell actually devoted much more of this life to helping people who were deaf, especially children. It is cruel and wrong to… Read More »Bell Did Not Want to “Eradicate” the Deaf.”
Edwin Grosvenor has been the Editor-in-Chief of American Heritage and Invention & Technology Magazines and President of American Heritage Publishing since 2007. Grosvenor has written, co-authored, or edited thirteen books on American and European history… Read More »About Edwin Grosvenor