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Black and Deaf in America
Black and Deaf in America by
Call Number: HV2545 .H35 1983
Publication Date: 1983-07-01
An in-depth look at some of the problems of the Black Deaf community, including undereducation and underemployment. The book includes an important chapter on signs used in the Black community and presents interviews with prominent Black Deaf individuals who share their joys, fears and hopes for the future.
The Mask of Benevolence
The Mask of Benevolence by
Call Number: HV2537 .L36 1992
Publication Date: 1992-04-28
A look at the gulf that separates the deaf minority from the hearing world, this book sheds light on the mistreatment of the deaf community by a hearing establishment that resists understanding and awareness. Critically acclaimed as a breakthrough when it was first published in 1992, this new edition includes information on the science and ethics of childhood cochlear implants. An indictment of the ways in which experts in the scientific, medical, and educational establishment purport to serve the deaf, this book describes how they, in fact, do them great harm.
The Education of Laura Bridgman
The Education of Laura Bridgman by
Call Number: HV1624.B7 F74 2001
Publication Date: 2001-05-11
In the mid-19th century, Laura Bridgman, a young child from New Hampshire, became one of the most famous women in the world. Philosophers, theologians, and educators hailed her as a miracle, and a vast public followed the intimate details of her life with rapt attention. This girl, all but forgotten today, was the first deaf and blind person ever to learn language. Laura's dark and silent life was transformed when she became the star pupil of the educational crusader Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe. Against the backdrop of an antebellum Boston seething with debates about human nature, programs of moral and educational reform, and battles between conservative and liberal Christians, Freeberg tells this extraordinary tale of mentor and student, scientist and experiment.
Helen Keller, Public Speaker
Helen Keller, Public Speaker by
Call Number: HV1624.K4 E56 1998
Publication Date: 1998-12-30
This is the first book-length study of Helen Keller's public speaking. It contains rhetorical analysis about how a person who was sightless but seen, deaf but heard learned to communicate, and how she gave public speeches for nearly 80 years inspiring others with her vision for a better tomorrow. The analysis, texts of various speeches on a broad range of subjects, a chronology of her speeches, and bibliography will be helpful to students and teachers of speech and all those interested in Helen Keller.
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