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Forbidden Signs : American Culture and the Campaign Against Sign Language
by Douglas C. Baynton


Overview - FORBIDDEN SIGNS explores American culture from the mid-19th century to 1920 through the lens of one striking episode--the campaign led by Alexander Graham Bell and other prominent Americans to suppress the use of sign language among deaf people.  Read more...

 
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Overview
FORBIDDEN SIGNS explores American culture from the mid-19th century to 1920 through the lens of one striking episode--the campaign led by Alexander Graham Bell and other prominent Americans to suppress the use of sign language among deaf people. The ensuing debate invoked such fundamental questions as what distinguished Americans from non-Americans, humans from animals. 12 photos.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780226039640
  • ISBN-10: 0226039641
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publish Date: June 1998
  • Page Count: 235


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Books > History > United States - 19th Century
Books > Social Science > Anthropology - Cultural & Social
Books > Language Arts & Disciplines > Sign Language

 
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