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

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

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by Brian H. Greenwald, John Vickrey Van Cleve
 

ISBN-10: 1563683954

ISBN-13: 9781563683954

Pub. Date: 12/31/2008

Publisher: Gallaudet University Press

Despite its prominence as a world cultural center and a locus of research on deaf culture, history, education, and language for more than 150 years, Gallaudet University has only infrequently been the focal point of historical study. Eminent historians Brian H. Greenwald and John Vickrey Van Cleve have remedied this scarcity with A Fair Chance in the Race of

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Despite its prominence as a world cultural center and a locus of research on deaf culture, history, education, and language for more than 150 years, Gallaudet University has only infrequently been the focal point of historical study. Eminent historians Brian H. Greenwald and John Vickrey Van Cleve have remedied this scarcity with A Fair Chance in the Race of Life: The Role of Gallaudet University in Deaf History. In this collection, a remarkable cast of scholars examine the university and its various roles through time, many conducting new research in the Gallaudet University Archives, an unsurpassed repository of primary sources of deaf history.

Pulitzer-Prize-winning historian James M. McPherson sets the stage in his essay “A Fair Chance in the Race of Life,” President Abraham Lincoln’s statement when he chartered the first college for deaf students. The papers that follow scrutinize Gallaudet’s long domination by hearing presidents, its struggle to find a place within higher education, its easy acquiescence to racism, its relationship with the federal government, and its role in creating, shaping, and nurturing the deaf community.

These studies do more than simply illuminate the university, however. They also confront broad issues that deal with the struggles of social conformity versus cultural distinctiveness, minority cohesiveness, and gender discrimination. “Deaf” themes, such as the role of English in deaf education, audism, and the paternalism of hearing educators receive analysis as well.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781563683954
Publisher:
Gallaudet University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2008
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Editors' Introduction xi

1 A Fair Chance in the Race of Life: Thoughts on the 150th Anniversary of the Founding of the Columbia Institution James M. McPherson 1

2 John Carlin and Deaf Double-Consciousness Christopher Krentz 12

3 A Legacy of Leadership: Edward Miner Gallaudet and the Columbia Institution, 1857-1864 David de Lorenzo 22

4 The Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet and Alice Cogswell Statue: Controversies and Celebrations Michael J. Olson 33

5 Two Views on Mathematics Education for Deaf Students: Edward Miner Gallaudet and Amos G. Draper Christopher A. N. Kurz 50

6 Douglas Craig, 186?-1936 Marieta Joyner 65

7 The Women of Kendall Green: Coeducation at Gallaudet, 1860-1910 Lindsey M. Parker 85

8 The Struggle to Educate Black Deaf Schoolchildren in Washington, D.C. Sandra Jowers-Barber 113

9 George Detmold, The Reformer Ronald E. Sutcliffe 132

10 Building Kendall Green: Alumni Support for Gallaudet University Noah D. Drezner 140

11 The Power of Place: The Evolution of Kendall Green Benjamin Bahan Hansel Bauman 154

12 DPN and the Evolution of the Gallaudet Presidency I. King Jordan 170

Contributors 189

Index 195

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