Meanings of Blindness in Nineteenth-Century America

Meanings of Blindness in Nineteenth-Century America

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  • ISBN-13: 9781929545049
  • ISBN: 1929545045
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Publisher: American Antiquarian Society


Freeberg, Ernest


The blind men and women who entered special schools were not simply passive recipients of a new charity. They actively shaped these institutions, sometimes in ways unanticipated by their sighted benefactors, and carved out a cultural space for themselves by publishing their life stories. Through these personal narratives, the blind began for the first time to define the meaning of blindness for themselves.Freeberg, Ernest is the author of 'Meanings of Blindness in Nineteenth-Century America', published 2002 under ISBN 9781929545049 and ISBN 1929545045.

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