A Place of Their Own|
Creating the Deaf Community in America
John Vickrey Van Cleve
“An exemplar of the history of disability and an innovative work that pushes it in a new direction.”
—Journal of Social History
“A concise yet thorough and accessible history of the deaf community, its schools, and its long struggle to maintain a cohesive community ... sometimes against formidable odds. It shows quite clearly, sometimes inspiringly so, that deafness is not a curse.”
“A Place of Their Own illuminates the struggles of all minorities as they strive for both acceptance and power within the mainstream of American society.”
—Wilson Library Bulletin
Using original sources, this unique book focuses on the Deaf community during the 19th century. Largely through schools for the deaf, deaf people began to develop a common language and a sense of community.
A Place of Their Own brings the perspective of history to bear on the reality of deafness and provides fresh and important insight into the lives of deaf Americans.
John Vickrey Van Cleve is Professor Emeritus of History at Gallaudet University.
Barry A. Crouch was a professor of history at Gallaudet University.
Print Edition: ISBN 978-0-930323-49-3, 6 x 9 paperback, 224 pages, photographs, endnotes, bibliography, index
E-Book: ISBN 978-1-56368-192-9
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