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Blind People's History, Life & Values

(see also Disabled People's History, Life & Values & Disabled Rights Movement)

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

National Federation for the Blind.

In the Library: Articles

Baynton, Douglas C. "Laura Bridgman & the history of disability," Reviews in American History 30,2 (6/02).

Kudlick, Catherine J. "The outlook of The Problem & the problem with the Outlook: two advocacy journals reinvent blind people in turn-of-the-century America," in P.K. Longmore & L. Umansky (eds.) New Disability History (NY: NYU, 2001).

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Barasch, Moshe. Blindness: The History of a Mental Image in Western Thought (NY, 2001).

Best, Harry. Blindness & the Blind in the US (NY, 1934).

Chevigny, Hector. My Eyes Have a Cold Nose (New Haven: Yale, 1946).

Farrell, Gabriel. The Story of Blindness (Cambridge, 1956).

Ferguson, Ronald J. We Know Who We Are: A History of the Blind in Challenging Educational & Socially-Constructed Policies (San Francisco, 2001).

Freeberg, Ernest. The Education of Laura Bridgman: First Deaf & Blind Person to Learn Language (Cambridge, MA, 2001).

Gitter, Elizabeth. The Imprisoned Guest: Samuel Howe & Laura Bridgman, the Original Deaf-Blind Girl (NY, 2001).

Gwaltney, John L. The Thrice Shy: Cultural Adaptation to Blindness & Other Disasters in a Mexican Community (NY: Columbia, 1970). Widespread blindness due to oncocercosis in the upper Papaloapan valley of Veracruz & Oaxaca.

Kleege, Georgina. Sight Unseen (New Haven, 2001).

Koestler, Frances A. The Unseen Minority: A Social History of Blindness in the US (NY, 1975).

Kudlick, Catherine J. & Zina Weygand (eds.) Reflections: The Life & Writings of a Young Blind Woman in Post-Revolutionary France by Thérèse-Adèle Husson (NY, 2001).

Lowenfeld, Berthold. The Changing Status of the Blind: From Separation to Integration (Springfield IL, 1975).

Lusseyran, Jacques. And There Was Light: Autobiography of Jacques Lusseyran, Blind Hero of the French Resistance [1963] (NY, 1998). Memoir of survival in Buchenwald.

Matson, Floyd. Walking Alone & Marching Together: A History of the Organized Blind Movement in the US, 1940-1990 (Baltimore, 1990).

Nielsen, Kim. The Radical Lives of Helen Keller (NY, 2003).

Vizinau, D. Dexter. Shine on Me: The Biography of Margaret Vizinau, an African American Woman Born Blind (Oakland CA: De Viz, 2003).

In the Library: Fiction

In the Library: For Young Readers

Alexander, Sally Hobart. Do You Remember the Color Blue? & Other Questions Kids Ask About Blindness (E. Rutherford NJ: Penguin Putnam, 2002).

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

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