Dispatches from Deaf Education's Infancy | JSTOR Daily

In 1847, a group of ambitious authors launched a new publication with a bold statement: “There is not now, and never has been, in the English language, a periodical similar to that which we have decided to issue.” The periodical was the American Annals of the Deaf and Dumb, and by concerning themselves with deaf education and deaf culture, its authors were making a bold statement about the value of people who are deaf and hard of hearing.

Now published as The American Annals of the Deaf, the magazine has been in existence ever since—and its early years offer a fascinating glimpse [...]

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