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

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Gallaudet University Press, 1989 - Education - 212 pages
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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.
 

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Contents

Prophets and Physicians
1
To Educate a Deaf Person
10
Braidwood and the Bollings
21
A Permanent School
29
The Residential School Experience
47
A Deaf State
60
A College
71
Organizing
87
Cultural Connections
98
The Assault on Sign Language
106
The Struggle to Save Signs
128
Marriage
142
Employing the Deaf Community
155
Epilogue
169
Bibliography
192
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