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The following are resources on Deaf history and culture. This page will always be a work in progress. You can visit the Gallaudet University Press for more books. If there are publications, films, or websites you would like to suggest as additions, please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page.

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Open Your Eyes: Deaf Studies Talking H-Dirksen L. Bauman, editor

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Deaf Gain: Raising the Stakes for Human Diversity H-Dirksen L. Bauman and Joseph J. Murray, Editors

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Deaf Heritage: A Narrative History of Deaf America Jack R. Gannon

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The Week the World Heard Gallaudet Jack R. Gannon

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

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A Fair Chance in the Race of Life: The Role of Gallaudet University in Deaf History Brian H. Greenwald and John Vickrey Van Cleve, Editors

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The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL: Its History and Structure

ASL Version

Carolyn McCaskill, Ceil Lucas, Robert Bayley, and Joseph Hill in collaboration with Roxanne King, Pamela Baldwin, and Randall Hogue

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Understanding Deaf Culture: In Search of Deafhood Paddy Ladd ASL Translations by the Deafhood Foundation.

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Inside Deaf Culture Carol Padden and Tom Humphries

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Deaf People in Hitler’s Europe Donna F. Ryan and John S. Schuchman, Editors Published in Association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Audism Unveiled DVD Directors: Ben Bahan, H-Dirksen Bauman, and Facundo Montenegro