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Author Farlow, Kate M., author.

Title Silent life and silent language : the inner life of a mute in an institution for the deaf / Kate M. Farlow ; introduction by Kristen C. Harmon
Published Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 184 pages)
Series Gallaudet classics deaf studies ; 11
Gallaudet classics in deaf studies ; 11th
Contents Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Author's Preface; Introduction; 1 An Illness, and Its Result; 2 Mr. Raymond Visits the Institution for the Deaf and Dumb; 3 Carrie's Life in the Institution Commences; 4 The Commencement of School Duties; 5 Learning New Lessons; 6 Thanksgiving Day; 7 Promoted; 8 Christmas at the Institution; 9 The New Year-Encountering Difficulties; 10 Some Glimpses into the Condition and Doings of Deaf-Mutes; 11 Easter Sunday; 12 The Annual Examination; 13 Going Home to Spend Vacation; 14 School Duties Resumed; 15 Dozing, and Other Incidents
16 Some Unexpected Events17 A Picnic, and How It Ended; 18 Closing Exercises of the Term; 19 The Opening of Another Term; 20 The Magic-Lantern Entertainment; 21 Friendships; 22 The Ending of Another Year; 23 Public Exhibitions; 24 Spiritual Interests; 25 Some Birthday Customs; 26 The Sad End of Two Runaways; 27 Some Happenings; 28 The Library-Its Contents-Their Uses and Value; 29 Some Little Incidents; 30 A Description of the New Building; 31 Persons and Organizations; 32 Uncounted Blessings; 33 Pleasures, Tribulations, and Triumphs; 34 Winning a Prize; 35 In the Academic Class
36 A Pleasant Surprise37 A Departure-Compositions; 38 Scenes-Gloomy and Gay; 39 Events of the Passing Time; 40 Harsh Treatment, and Its Results; 41 Another Term; 42 Conclusion
Summary "Presents a fictionalized account of life at a Midwestern residential school for deaf students in the years following the Civil war. Based on the experiences of the author who became deaf at the age of nine and entered a residential school when she was twelve"-- Provided by publisher
"Silent Life and Silent Language presents a fictionalized account of life at a Midwestern residential school for deaf students in the years following the Civil War. Based on the experiences of the author, who became deaf at the age of nine and entered a residential school when she was twelve, this historical work is remarkable and rare because it focuses on signing deaf women's lives. One of only a few accounts written by deaf women in the 19th century, Silent Life and Silent Language gives a detailed description of daily life and learning at the Indiana Asylum for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb. Kate M. Farlow wrote this book with the goal of giving hearing parents hope that their deaf children would be able to lead happy and productive lives. She sought to raise awareness of the benefits of deaf schools and was an early advocate for the use of American Sign Language and of bilingual education. The Christian influence on the school and on the author is strongly present in her writing and reflects an important component of deaf education at the time. Descriptions of specific signs, games, ASL story nights, and other aspects of the signing community during the 1870s will be of interest to modern students and researchers in linguistics, deaf education, Deaf studies, and Deaf history. Farlow's work reveals a sophisticated, early understanding of the importance of access to language, education, and community for deaf individuals"-- Provided by publisher
Notes A reissue of the edition published in 1883
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Subject Indiana Asylum for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb -- Fiction
Indiana Asylum for the Education of the Deaf and Dumb.
Deaf children -- Education -- United States -- 19th century -- Fiction
Deaf children -- 19th century -- Fiction
Mute persons -- 19th century -- Fiction
Deaf children -- Education.
Deaf children.
FICTION -- Biographical.
FICTION -- General.
Mute persons.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- People with Disabilities.
United States.
Genre/Form Autobiographical fiction.
Fiction.
Form Electronic book
Author Harmon, Kristen, writer of introduction.
ISBN 1944838309
9781944838300
Other Titles Inner life of a mute in an institution for the deaf