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The Second Volume in the Gallaudet Deaf Literature Series
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This anthology, put together by Nelson and Harmon (English, Gallaudet U.), collects literary works by deaf writers from 1830 to 1930, a key period in the development of the American deaf community. They present autobiographies, travel narratives, romances, fiction and nonfiction short stories, editorials, descriptive pieces, and other prose by authors like Laurent Clerc, Laura Redden Searing, Helen Keller, Douglas Tilden, Alice Taylor Terry, James F. Brady, and Albert Ballin, who mainly relate their experiences with deafness, identity, community, education, and sign language, as well as gender issues, political and social attitudes, and race. Works are organized by date of publication and are introduced with information and background on the author.
Jennifer L. Nelson is Professor of English at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.
Kristen C. Harmon is Professor of English at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC.
ISBN 978-1-56368-565-1, 7 x 10 paperback, 279 pages
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