Deaf History

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Agatha Tiegel Hanson

Our Places in the Sun

Agatha Tiegel Hanson (1873-1959) is regarded as a seminal figure in Deaf history for her writing, advocacy, and leadership, though her accomplishments merit recognition within the larger context of American ...

Turn on the Words!

Deaf Audiences, Captions, and the Long Struggle for Access

By Harry G. Lang
Foreword by Ernest E Hairston
Afterword by Jason Stark
Categories: Deaf History, Deaf Studies

The story of how captioning came into the lives of deaf and hard of hearing people has not been told with any detail, though captions are one of the greatest technological advancements in the effort to ...

Controlling Our Destiny

A Board Member’s View of Deaf President Now

In March 1988, students at Gallaudet University led a successful protest to demand the selection of the university’s first deaf president. The Deaf President Now (DPN) movement was a watershed event ...

Elements of French Deaf Heritage

French Deaf culture is regarded as a major influence on the formation of other Deaf cultures around the world, notably American Deaf culture. In Elements of French Deaf Heritage, Ulf Hedberg and Harlan ...

A Constant Struggle

Deaf Education in New South Wales Since World War II

Deaf education in New South Wales has made tremendous progress since the end of World War II, yet issues remain for students from their early years of education through secondary high school. Naomi Malone ...

Silent Life and Silent Language

The Inner Life of a Mute in an Institution for the Deaf

Silent Life and Silent Language presents a fictionalized account of life at a Midwestern residential school for deaf students in the years following the Civil War. Based on the experiences of the author, ...

Managing Their Own Affairs

The Australian Deaf Community in the 1920s and 1930s

Managing Their Own Affairs explores how Deaf organizations and institutions were forged in Australia during the early 20th century. During this period, deaf people challenged the authority of the dominant ...

Fighting in the Shadows

Untold Stories of Deaf People in the Civil War

By Harry G. Lang
Categories: Deaf History

This visually rich volume presents Harry G. Lang’s groundbreaking study of deaf people’s experiences in the Civil War. Based on meticulous archival research, Fighting in the Shadows reveals the stories ...

The Stories They Told Me

The Life of My Deaf Parents

In this heartfelt memoir, Maria Wallisfurth recounts the lives of her deaf parents in Germany from the turn of the twentieth century through World War II. Her mother, Maria Giefer, was born in 1897 and ...

In Our Own Hands

Essays in Deaf History, 1780–1970

This collection of new research examines the development of deaf people’s autonomy and citizenship discourses as they sought access to full citizenship rights in local and national settings. Covering ...