Deaf History Unveiled by John Vickrey Van Cleve
Interpretations from the New Scholarship

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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.
 

About John Vickrey Van Cleve

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John Vickrey Van Cleve is former Professor of History at Gallaudet University, Washington, DC.
 
Published June 1, 1993 by Gallaudet University Press. 301 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Education & Reference, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction
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