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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Prophets and Physicians
1
To Educate a Deaf Person
10
Braidwood and the Bollings
21
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John Vickrey Van Cleve is former Professor of History at Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.

Barry A. Crouch (1941-2002) was a professor of history at Gallaudet College in Washington, D.C., for twenty-one years. During his distinguished scholarly career, he published three dozen journal articles, almost as many book reviews, and three books.

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