Fighting in the shadows : the untold story of deaf people in the Civil War / Harry G. Lang
Book | Gallaudet University Press | 2017
Available at Gateway-Racine Campus New Books Display (E 627 L3.6 2017)

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xv, 255 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-249) and index.
Contents
INTRODUCTION
TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS
TIMELINE OF MAJOR EVENTS IN THE CIVIL WAR
PART ONE: THE ANTEBELLUM PERIOD
CHAPTER ONE: Life in the Shadows
PART TWO: THE CIVIL WAR BEGINS
CHAPTER TWO: The Nation's Destiny
CHAPTER THREE: Shoulder Arms!
PART THREE: FIGHTING WITH THE PEN
CHAPTER FOUR: Writers and Poets Take Sides
CHAPTER FIVE: Opposing Spirits: Laura Redden and Susan Archer Talley
PART FOUR: CIVILIANS ON THE EDGE
CHAPTER SIX: Schools in Turmoil
CHAPTER SEVEN: Living Precariously
PART FIVE: FIGHTING WITH THE SWORD
CHAPTER EIGHT: Soldier Stories: The Federals
CHAPTER NINE: Soldier Stories: The Confederates
CHAPTER TEN: Deafness among the Commanders
CHAPTER ELEVEN: A Different Drum Beat
PART SIX: THE POSTBELLUM YEARS
CHAPTER TWELVE: Out of the Shadows
CONCLUSION
Summary
Richly detailed and expansive in scope, 'Fighting in the Shadows' brings to light the contributions and sacrifices made by deaf men and women who lived during the Civil War. Harry G. Lang chronicles the lives of people from all walks of life, from common soldiers who faced the daily horrors of war to the extraordinary tale of the deaf poet who was friends with Abraham Lincoln and who also taught sign language to John Wilkes Booth. Drawing on letters, diaries, and other archival sources, Lang documents the diverse experiences of generals and clerks, poets and spies, farmers and students - all of whom persevered despite negative societal attitudes as well as auditory challenges that could prove deadly. Their stories vividly reveal the human experience of war and illustrate the impassioned beliefs felt during this time. 'Fighting in the Shadows' illuminates the lives of these deaf soldiers and civilians for the first time and captures the larger social, political, and military circumstances surrounding them, providing new insights into Deaf history and offering powerful new perspectives on the Civil War.
28.00 HPI (10-533-2) CMM (99-CMM-9)
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