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Deaf History Unveiled
Interpretations from the New Scholarship

John Vickrey Van Cleve, Editor

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“Van Cleve is to be commended for this significant contribution to Deaf literature.”

Silent News

“A spirited set of essays that seek to introduce readers to a new category of minority history: the history of deaf people. Very well put together.”

Journal of Social History

Deaf History Unveiled features 16 essays, including work by 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.

John Vickrey Van Cleve is Professor Emeritus of History at Gallaudet University.

Print Edition: ISBN 978-1-56368-087-8, 6 x 9 paperback, 316 pages, 22 photographs


E-Book: ISBN 978-1-56368-174-5


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