History of Deaf people, culture, and commumity

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History of Deaf people and sign language - search 'history' in the field.

Web Sites

History in Europe: www.deafhistory.eu and www.deafmuseums.eu

Resources: Deaf history

When the Mind Hears by Harlan Lane.

"This innovative book/DVD, dedicated to the multidisciplinary study in literature as well as comparative and ASL literature, offers the first comprehensive analysis of the body of work created in ASL. This collection of essays from storytellers, poets, performers and linguists revolutionizes ASL literature. ASL literature is shown in its original form, presented in a way that makes the work accessible to both non-signers and signers alike. It expands the scope of the visual and performing arts, literary criticism, and comparative literature."

Fighting in the Shadows book by Dr Lang

Fighting in the Shadows: Untold Stories of Deaf People in the Civil War by Harry G. Lang.

"A History of Sign Language" by Larson Brook. Brigham Young University. http://linguistics.byu.edu/classes/ling450ch/reports/sign-language.html

Deaf Heritage: A Narrative History of Deaf America (2012) by Jack R. Gannon.

Deaf Heritage in Canada: A Distinctive, Diverse, and Enduring Culture by Clifton F. Carbin (1996) is available online for educational and research purposes at http://www.deafculturecentre.ca/Public/Research/Item_Details.aspx?ID=1&mID=1

Deaf History and Culture in Spain by Benjamin Fraser, Editor and Translator.

Deaf History Unveiled by John Vickrey Van Cleve, Editor.

Deaf People in Hitler's Europe by Donna F. Ryan and John S. Schuchman, Editors.

Old books

"A handbook of the sign language of the deaf : prepared especially for ministers, Sunday school workers, theological students and friends of the deaf" (1923) by Michaels, J. W. (John Walter) (1852-1942). Publisher Atlanta, Ga.: Home Mission Board, Southern Baptist Convention. Available access to the book: https://archive.org/details/gu_handbooksignl00mich/page/n9/mode/2up

You may also be interested in Milan 1880: an infamous Congress.

Laurent Clerc: America's first Deaf teacher.