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Deaf 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

Gallaudet University.

Swedish National Association of the Deaf.

In the Library: Articles

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

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Children of a Lesser God" [1986], dir. Randa Haines, 119m. In video stores. Brilliantly played love story between teacher & student at a school for the deaf.

"Sound & Fury" [2000], 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.

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