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Author Nomeland, Melvia M., 1940-

Title The deaf community in America : history in the making / Melvia M. Nomeland and Ronald E. Nomeland ; foreword by Trudy Suggs.

Imprint Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    305.9082 NOM    Available
Description vii, 232 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Earliest known history of deaf people -- Origins of deaf learning in America -- Historical issues in education -- Life in deaf communities -- Recognition of ASL as a language -- Expansion of visual languages -- Emergence of colorful communication -- Enlightenment of independence -- Personalities through the years.
Summary "This volume tracks the changes in education and the social world of deaf people through the years. Topics covered include the attitudes toward the deaf in Europe and America, the evolution of communication and language and increasing influence of education. Of particular interest is the way in which deafness has been increasingly humanized, rather than medicalized or pathologized"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Deaf -- United States -- History.
Deaf -- Education -- United States.
Deaf culture -- United States.
American Sign Language.
Added Author Nomeland, Ronald E., 1936-
ISBN 078646397X softcover alkaline paper
9780786463978 softcover alkaline paper

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