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A Fair Chance in the Race of Life
The Role of Gallaudet University in Deaf History

Brian H. Greenwald and
John Vickrey Van Cleve, Editors

December 2008

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Greenwald and Van Cleve present 12 articles that tell the history of Gallaudet U., based on papers given at the conference, “150 years on Kendall Green: Celebrating Deaf history and Gallaudet,” held in April 2007. Current and former scholars and a past president from the university, as well as other schools in the US, describe the founding and early history of the institution, attitudes about deafness in the literary works of its first honorary degree recipient, John Carlin, its presidents, issues of audism and paternalism, the debate among early teachers over math curriculum, racist attitudes on campus and in precollege programs, the history of women students, fundraising, and the architectural history of the university for the deaf.

Brian H. Greenwald is a professor in the Department of History, Philosophy, Religion, and Sociology at Gallaudet University.

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

Print Edition: ISBN 978-1-56368-395-4, 6 x 9 paperback, 210 pages, 5 tables, 9 figures, 27 photographs


E-Book: ISBN 978-1-56368-429-6


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