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A Place of Their Own: Creating the Deaf Community in America

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Edition:
1st
ISBN13:

9780930323493

ISBN10:
0930323491
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
4/1/1989
Publisher(s):
GALLAUDET UNIVERSITY PRESS
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An exemplar of the history of disability and an innovative work that pushes it in a new direction. -- Journal of Social History A concise yet thorough and accessible history of the deaf community, its schools, and its long struggle to maintain a cohesive community...sometimes against formidable odds. it shows quite clearly, sometimes inspiringly so, that deafness is not a curse. Using original sources, this unique book focuses on the Deaf community during the nineteenth century. Largely through schools for the deaf, deaf people began to develop a common language and a sense of community. A Place of Their Own brings the perspective of history to bear on the reality of deafness and provides fresh and important insight into the lives of deaf Americans.

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Acknowledgments xi
Prophets and Physicians
1(9)
To Educate a Deaf Person
10(11)
Braidwood and the Bollings
21(8)
A Permanent School
29(18)
The Residential School Experience
47(13)
A Deaf State
60(11)
A College
71(16)
Organizing
87(11)
Cultural Connections
98(8)
The Assault on Sign Language
106(22)
The Struggle to Save Signs
128(14)
Marriage
142(13)
Employing the Deaf Community
155(14)
Epilogue
169(6)
Notes 175(17)
Bibliography 192(9)
Index 201


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