A place of their own: creating the deaf community in America by John V. Van Cleve, Barry A. Crouch

By John V. Van Cleve, Barry A. Crouch

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In addition to archivists, we profited from the advice (and often trenchant criticism) of several knowledgeable persons who read drafts of the manuscript. Harlan Lane of Northeastern University and John S. Schuchman and Kathleen Shaver Arnos of Gallaudet University Page xii made particularly helpful and insightful suggestions that improved the accuracy and interpretive sophistication of the final draft. Gallaudet University's administration and faculty committees assisted as well. Two presidential awards provided crucial financial support for travel to research collections.

Includes index. ISBN 0-930323-49-1 1. Deaf-Deaf-United States-History. I. , 1941- II. Title. 9'08162'0973-dc19 88-26996 CIP Photograph on page 53 courtesy of the North Dakota School for the Deaf. All other photographs courtesy of the Gallaudet University Archives. 48-1984. Page v Contents Preface vii Acknowledgments xi 1 Prophets and Physicians 1 2 To Educate a Deaf Person 10 3 Braidwood and the Bollings 21 4 A Permanent School 29 5 The Residential School Experience 47 6 A Deaf State 60 7 A College 71 8 Organizing 87 9 Cultural Connections 98 10 The Assault on Sign Language 106 11 The Struggle to Save Signs 128 12 Marriage 142 Page vi 13 Employing the Deaf Community 155 14 Epilogue 169 Notes 175 Bibliography 192 Index 201 Page vii Preface This study grew out of a pedagogical need.

Crouch. p. cm. bibliography: p. Includes index. ISBN 0-930323-49-1 1. Deaf-Deaf-United States-History. I. , 1941- II. Title. 9'08162'0973-dc19 88-26996 CIP Photograph on page 53 courtesy of the North Dakota School for the Deaf. All other photographs courtesy of the Gallaudet University Archives. 48-1984. Page v Contents Preface vii Acknowledgments xi 1 Prophets and Physicians 1 2 To Educate a Deaf Person 10 3 Braidwood and the Bollings 21 4 A Permanent School 29 5 The Residential School Experience 47 6 A Deaf State 60 7 A College 71 8 Organizing 87 9 Cultural Connections 98 10 The Assault on Sign Language 106 11 The Struggle to Save Signs 128 12 Marriage 142 Page vi 13 Employing the Deaf Community 155 14 Epilogue 169 Notes 175 Bibliography 192 Index 201 Page vii Preface This study grew out of a pedagogical need.

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