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Deaf heritage : a narrative history of deaf America
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Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press, c2011.
Format:
Book
Physical Desc:
xxxiii, 483 pages : ill. ; 28 cm.
Status:
LSDHH - Adult Non-Fiction has 3
H.I. Coll. 973 G198d 2011
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Now, Jack R. Gannon's original groundbreaking volume on Deaf history and culture is available once again. In Deaf Heritage: A Narrative History of Deaf America , Gannon brought together for the first time the story of the Deaf experience in America from a Deaf perspective. Recognizing the need to document the multifaceted history of this unique minority with its distinctive visual culture, he painstakingly gathered as much material as he could on Deaf American life. The result is a 17-chapter montage of artifacts and information that forms an utterly fascinating record from the early nineteenth century to the time of its original publication in 1981.

Deaf Heritage tracks the development of the Deaf community both chronologically and by significant subjects. The initial chapter treats the critical topics of early attempts at deaf education, the impact of Deaf and Black deaf teachers, the establishment of schools for the deaf, and the founding of Gallaudet College. Individual chapters cover the 1880s through the 1970s, mixing milestones such as the birth of the National Association of the Deaf and the work of important figures, Deaf and hearing, with anecdotes about day-to-day deaf life. Other chapters single out important facets of Deaf culture: American Sign Language, Deaf Sports, Deaf artists, Deaf humor, and Deaf publications. The overall effect of this remarkable record, replete with archival photographs, tables, and lists of Deaf people's accomplishments, reveals the growth of a vibrant legacy singular in American history.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781563685149 (trade pbk.), 1563685140 (trade pbk.)

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Originally published: Silver Spring, Md. : National Association of the Deaf, 1981.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 449-462) and index.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Gannon, J. R., Butler, J., & Gilbert, L. (2011). Deaf heritage: a narrative history of deaf America. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Gannon, Jack R, Jane. Butler and Laura-Jean. Gilbert. 2011. Deaf Heritage: A Narrative History of Deaf America. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Gannon, Jack R, Jane. Butler and Laura-Jean. Gilbert, Deaf Heritage: A Narrative History of Deaf America. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, 2011.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Gannon, Jack R., Jane Butler, and Laura-Jean Gilbert. Deaf Heritage: A Narrative History of Deaf America. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, 2011. Print.

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