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Deaf Heritage tracks the development of the Deaf community both chronologically and by significant subjects. Includes a new foreword by Jack Gannon.
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. [Jack Gannon; (2012) 520 pages; soft cover]
|Mfg part #||9781563685149|
|Country of Manufacture||United States|
|Publisher||Gallaudet University Press|
| Media Type(s) |
|Voice Over / Audio||No|
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