Deaf: Cultures and Communication, 1600 to the Present

Recommended Sources

Fantastic ASL dictionary and lessons by Bill Vicars, a professor at California State University, Sacramento

Other Deaf exhibits and museums
ASL music videos by the Deaf Professional Arts Network
Deaf Studies Digital Journal, Gallaudet University
From the Hands of Quacks Blog, curated by Jaipreet Virdi-Dhesi 

Books and Articles:

Baynton, Douglas C. Forbidden Signs: American Culture and the Campaign against Sign Language. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.

Baynton, Douglas C., Jack R. Gannon, and Jean Lindquist Bergey. Through Deaf Eyes: A Photographic History of an American Community. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, 2007.

Burch, Susan. Signs of Resistance American Deaf Cultural History, 1900 to World War II. New York: New York University Press, 2002.

Callaway, Alison. Deaf Children in China. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2000.

Christiansen, John B., and Sharon N. Barnartt. Deaf President Now!: The 1988 Revolution at Gallaudet University. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, 1995.

Greenwald, Brian H., and Joseph J. Murray. In Our Own Hands: Essays in Deaf History, 1780-1970. 2016.

Greenwald, Brian H., and John V. Van Cleve. A Fair Chance in the Race of Life: The Role of Gallaudet University in Deaf History. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University Press, 2008.

Groce, Nora Ellen. Everyone Here Spoke Sign Language: Hereditary Deafness on Martha's Vineyard. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1985. 

Hochman, Brian. Savage Preservation: The Ethnographic Origins of Modern Media Technology. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2014. 

Ladd, Paddy. Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood. Clevedon, England: Multilingual Matters, 2003.

Lane, Harlan L. When the Mind Hears: A History of the Deaf. New York: Random House, 1984.

Mauldin, Laura. Made to Hear: Cochlear Implants and Raising Deaf Children. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2016.

Mudry, Albert, and Mara Mills, “The Early History of the Cochlear Implant: A Retrospective,” JAMA Otolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery 139, no. 5 (2013): 446-453.

Schuchman, John S. Hollywood Speaks: Deafness and the Film Entertainment Industry. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1988. 

Virdi-Dhesi, Jaipreet, “Curtis’s Cephaloscope: Deafness and the Making of Surgical Authority in London, 1816-1845,” Bulletin of the History of Medicine 87, no. 3 (2013): 347-77.

Virdi-Dhesi, Jaipreet, “Priority, Piracy, and Printed Directions: James Yearsley’s Patenting of the Artificial Tympanum,” Technology and Innovation 16, no. 2 (2014): 145-54.

Winefield, Richard. Never the Twain Shall Meet: Bell, Gallaudet, and the Communications Debate. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, 1987.