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The Resource Fighting in the shadows : the untold story of deaf people in the Civil War, Harry G. Lang

Fighting in the shadows : the untold story of deaf people in the Civil War, Harry G. Lang

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Fighting in the shadows : the untold story of deaf people in the Civil War
Title
Fighting in the shadows
Title remainder
the untold story of deaf people in the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Harry G. Lang
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This visually rich volume presents Harry G. Lang's groundbreaking study of deaf people's experiences in the Civil War. Based on meticulous archival research, Fighting in the Shadows reveals the stories of both ordinary and extraordinary deaf soldiers and civilians who lived during this transformative period in American history. Lang documents the participation of deaf soldiers in the war, whose personal tests of fortitude and perseverance have not been previously explored. There were also many deaf people in noncombat roles whose stories have not yet been told--clerks and cooks, nurses and spies, tradespeople supporting the armies, farmers supplying food to soldiers, and landowners who assisted (or resisted) troops during battles. Deaf writers, diarists, and artists documented the war. Even deaf children contributed actively to the war efforts. Lang pieces together hundreds of stories, accompanied by numerous historical images, to reveal a powerful new perspective on the Civil War. These soldiers and civilians were not "disabled" by their deafness. On the contrary, despite the marginalization and paternalism they experienced in society, they were able to apply their skills and knowledge to support the causes in which they ardently believed. Fighting in the Shadows is a story of how deaf civilians and soldiers put aside personal concerns about deafness, in spite of the discrimination they faced daily, in order to pursue a cause larger than themselves. Yet their stories have remained in the shadows, leaving most Americans, hearing and deaf, largely unaware of the deaf people who made significant contributions to the events that changed the course of our nation's history. This book provides new insights into Deaf history as well as into mainstream interpretations of the Civil War"--
  • "This book is the first ever to describe in a collective manner the deaf experience during the Civil War"--
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Biography type
collective biography
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Lang, Harry G
Dewey number
973.7087/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E627
LC item number
.L36 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Deaf
  • Deaf
  • HISTORY
  • HISTORY
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Fighting in the shadows : the untold story of deaf people in the Civil War, Harry G. Lang
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Timeline of major events in the Civil War -- Life in the shadows -- The nation's destiny -- Shoulder arms! -- Writers and poets take sides -- Opposing spirits: Laura Redden and Susan Archer Talley -- Schools in turmoil -- Living precariously -- Soldier stories: The Federals -- Soldier stories: The Confederates -- Deafness among the commanders -- A different drum beat -- Out of the shadows
Control code
ocn963749814
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xv, 255 pages
Isbn
9781563686801
Lccn
2016036821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)963749814
Label
Fighting in the shadows : the untold story of deaf people in the Civil War, Harry G. Lang
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Timeline of major events in the Civil War -- Life in the shadows -- The nation's destiny -- Shoulder arms! -- Writers and poets take sides -- Opposing spirits: Laura Redden and Susan Archer Talley -- Schools in turmoil -- Living precariously -- Soldier stories: The Federals -- Soldier stories: The Confederates -- Deafness among the commanders -- A different drum beat -- Out of the shadows
Control code
ocn963749814
Dimensions
30 cm
Extent
xv, 255 pages
Isbn
9781563686801
Lccn
2016036821
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)963749814

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