Deaf History Reader

ISBN-10: 1563683598

ISBN-13: 9781563683596

Edition: 2007

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The Deaf History Readerpresents nine masterful chapters that bring together a remarkably vivid depiction of the varied Deaf experience in America. This collection features the finest scholarship from a noteworthy group of historians, including Reginald Boyd, Barry A. Crouch, Mary French, Brian H. Greenwald, Harlan Lane, Harry G. Lang, Kent R. Olney, Richard Pillard, Jill Hendricks Porco, Michael Reis, and volume editor John Vickrey Van Cleve. The incisive articles collected here include an exploration of the genesis of the Deaf community and early evidence of the use of sign language; a comparison of a failed, oralist school for deaf students in Virginia to the success of the American School for the Deaf in Hartford, Connecticut; the development of Deaf consciousness among people who carried a dominant gene for deafness; a biographical sketch of Mary Ann Walworth Booth, an accomplished deaf woman who lived on the Western frontier; an account of Deaf agency in the Indiana Institution and the Evansville Day School; the early antecedents of mainstreaming deaf children despite the objections of their parents; a profile of Alexander Graham Bell that contrasts his support of eugenics to his defense of Deaf rights; the conflicting actions of supervisors of the Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf; and finally, the critical role played by deaf people in the Chicago Mission for the Deafrsquo;s success in maintaining the Deaf community for more than five decades. The remarkably rich range of topics treated inThe Deaf History Readerassure its future status as a standard resource for all Deaf scholars and students.
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Gallaudet University Press
Publication date: 10/15/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 226
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.056
Language: English

Preface
Genesis of a Community: The American Deaf Experience in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Hearing with the Eye: The Rise of Deaf Education in the United States
Origins of the American Deaf-World: Assimilating and Differentiating Societies and Their Relation to Genetic Patterning
Mary Ann Walworth Booth
Tale of Two Schools: The Indiana Institution and the Evansville Day School, 1879-1912
The Academic Integration of Deaf Children: A Historical Perspective
Taking Stock: Alexander Graham Bell and Eugenics, 1883-1922
Deaf Autonomy and Deaf Dependence: The Early Years of the Pennsylvania Society for the Advancement of the Deaf
The Chicago Mission for the Deaf
Contributors
Index
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