Forbidden Signs American Culture and the Campaign Against Sign Language


Why did sign language enjoy popularity and esteem until late in the nineteenth century when Alexander Graham Bell and other prominent Americans led a campaign to suppress it?  Forbidden Signs explores fundamental changes in what it meant to be human, normal, civilized, and American during the Gilden Age and Progressive Era.

Douglas C. Baynton, Author

Published by the University of Chicago Press

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SKU: CDHH-B-230-2021