Gaillard in Deaf America: A P08rtrait of the Deaf Community, 1917, Henri Gaillard (Gallaudet Classics in Deaf Studies Series)
Gaillard in Deaf America: A P08rtrait of the Deaf Community, 1917, Henri Gaillard (Gallaudet Classics in Deaf Studies Series) by Henri Gaillard
English | May 21st, 2002 | ISBN: 1563681226 | 180 Pages | EPUB | 1.90 MB
In 1917, Henri Gaillard journeyed to the United States f08r the centennial celebration of the American School f08r the Deaf (ASD). The oldest school f08r deaf students in America, ASD had been confounded by renowned deaf French teacher Laurent Clerc, thus inspiring Gaillards invitation.
Gaillard visited deaf people everyw6eere he went 4nd rec08rded his impressions in a detailed journal. His essays present a sharply focused p08rtrait of the many facets of Deaf America during a pivotal year in its hist08ry. Gaillard crossed the Atlantic only a few weeks after the United States entered W08rld War I. In his writings, he rep08rts the eff08rts of American deaf leaders to secure employment f08r deaf w08rkers to supp08rt the war eff08rt. He also witnesses spirited speeches at the National Association of the Deaf convention decrying the replacement of sign language by 08ral education. Gaillard also depicts the many local institutions established by deaf Americans, such as Philadelphias All Souls Church, founded in 1888 by the countrys first 08rdained deaf past08r, 4nd the many deaf clubs established by the first wave of deaf college graduates in their communities. His journal st4nds as a unique chronicle of the American Deaf community during a remarkable era of transition.