Synopses & Reviews
Deaf History Unveiled features 16 essays, including work of Harlan Lane, Renate Fischer, Margret Winzer, William McCagg, and other noted historians in this field. Readers will discover the new themes driving Deaf history, including a telling comparison of the similar experiences of Deaf people and African Americans, both minorities with identifying characteristics that cannot be hidden to thwart bias.
Other studies track societal paternalism toward deaf people in Italy, Hungary, and the United States. Adding to its intrigue, the new research in this milestone study provides evidence for previously uncredited self-determination of Deaf people in establishing education, employment, and social structures common throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Historians, teachers, and students alike will prize Deaf History Unveiled as a singular collection of insights that will change historical perspectives on the Deaf experience worldwide.
Table of Contents
Pedro Ponce de Leâon : myth and reality / Susan Plann -- Abbâe de l'Epâee and the living dictionary / Renate Fischer -- The deaf-mute banquets and the birth of the deaf movement / Bernard Mottez -- Republicanism, deaf identity, and the career of Henri Gaillard in late-nineteenth-century France / Anne T. Quartararo -- Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet : benevolent paternalism and the origins of the American asylum / Phyllis Valentine -- Vocational education in the deaf American and African-American communities / Tricia A. Leakey --"Savages and deaf-mutes" : evolutionary theory and the campaign against sign language in the nineteenth century / Douglas C. Baynton -- Deaf history : a suppressed part of general history / Gèunther List -- Education, urbanization, and the deaf community : a case study of Toronto, 1870-1900 / Margret A. Winzer -- Exclusion and integration : the case of the Sisters of Providence of Quebec / Constantina Mitchell -- The Silent worker newspaper and the building of a deaf community, 1890-1929 / Robert Buchanan -- Student life at the Indiana School for the Deaf during the depression years / Michael Reis -- Founders of deaf education in Russia / Howard G. Williams -- The education of deaf people in Italy and the use of Italian Sign Language / Elena Radutzky -- Some problems in the history of deaf Hungarians / William O. McCagg, Jr. -- Cochlear implants : their cultural and historical meaning / Harlan Lane.