Deaf People's History, Life & Values
On the Web: Specialized Sites
In the Library: Non-Fiction Books
Bakke, David. God Knows His Name: The True Story of John Doe No. 24 (Carbondale IL: U. Southern Illinois, 2000). Life story of a deaf Black man confined to a series of mental institutions.
Biesold, Horst. Crying Hands: Eugenics & Deaf People in Nazi Germany (Washington: Gallaudet, 1999).
Bragg, Lois (ed.) Deaf World (NY, 2001).
Branson, Jan & Don Miller. Damned for their Difference: The Cultural Construction of Deaf People as Disabled (Washington: Gallaudet, 2002).
Buchanan, Robert M. Illusions of Equality: Deaf Americans in School & Factory (Washington: Gallaudet, 20020.
Bruggeman, Brenda Jo. Lend Me Your Ear: Rhetorical Constructions of Deafness (Washington: Gallaudet, 1999).
Burch, Susan. Signs of Resistance: American Deaf Cultural History, 1900 to World War II (NY, 2002).
Christiansen, John B. & Sharon N. Barnartt. Deaf President Now! The 1988 Revolution at Gallaudet University (Washington, 1995).
Cohen, Leah Hager. Train Go Sorry: Inside a Deaf World (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994).
Davis, Lennard J. Enforcing Normalcy: Disability, Deafness & the Body (NY, 1995).
Dunai, Eleanor C. Surviving in Silence: A Deaf Boy in the Holocaust, the Harry I. Dunai Story (Washington: Gallaudet, 2002).
Groce, Nora. Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language (Cambridge MA, 1985).
Herrmann, Dorothy. Helen Keller: A Life (NY: Knopf, 1998).
Jankowski, Katherine A. Deaf Empowerment: Emergence, Struggle, & Rhetoric (Washington, 200?).
Krentz, Christopher (ed.) A Mighty Change: An Anthology of Deaf American Writing, 1816-1864 (Washington: Gallaudet, 2000).
Lane, Harlan L. When the Mind Hears: A History of the Deaf (NY, 1984).
__________. Mask of Benevolence: Disabling the Deaf Community (NY, 1992).
Lepore, Jill. A Is for American: Letters & Other Characters in the Newly United States (NY, 2002). Esp. chaps. on Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet & Alexander Graham Bell.
Lucas, Ceil (ed.) Turn-Taking, Fingerspelling & Contact in Signed Languages (Washington: Gallaudet, 2002).
Lucas, Ceil (ed.) Language and the Law in Deaf Communities (Washington: Gallaudet, 2003).
Mirzoeff, Micholas. Silent Poetry: Deafness, Sign, & Visual Culture in Modern France (Princeton NJ: Princeton, 1995).
Padden, Carol & Tom Humphries. Deaf in America: Voices from a Culture (Cambridge MA, 1988).
Plann, Susan. A Silent Minority: Deaf Education in Spain, 1550-1835 (Berkeley: U. California, 1997).
Rée, Jonathan. I See a Voice: Deafness, Language & the Senses (NY, 1999).
Rosenfeld, Sophia. A Revolution in Language: The Problem of Signs in Late 18th-C. France (Stanford: Stanford, 2001).
Rignery, Mark. Deaf Side Story: Deaf Sharks, Hearing Jets, & a Classic American Musical (Washington: Gallaudet, 2003).
Ryan, Donna F. & John S. Schuchman (eds.) Deaf People in Hitler's Europe (Washington: Gallaudet, 2002).
Sidransky, Ruth. In Silence: Growing Up Hearing in a Deaf World (London: Judy Piatkus, 1992).
Stremlau, Tonya M. (ed.) The Deaf Way II Anthology: A Literary Collection by Deaf & Hard of Hearing Writers (Washington: Gallaudet, 2002).
Van Cleve, John Vickrey & Barry A. Crouch. A Place of their Own: Creating the Deaf Community in America (Washington: Gallaudet, 1989).
__________ (ed.) Deaf History Unveiled: Interpretations from the New Scholarship (Washington: Gallaudet, 1993).
Walker, Lou Ann. A Loss for Words: The Story of Deafness in a Family (NY: Harper & Row, 1986).
In the Library: Fiction
Itani, Frances. Deafening (NY: Grove Atlantic, 2003).
In the Library: For Young Readers
In the Library: Poetry
In the Library: Drama
In the Library: Photography
"Children of a Lesser God" , dir. Randa Haines, 119m. In video stores. Brilliantly played love story between teacher & student at a school for the deaf.
"Sound & Fury" , dir. Josh Aronson, 80m. From Artistic License Films. Deaf family explores themes of identity & exclusion in debates over desirability of cochleal implant to provide a child with partial access to hearing world.