The Real “Toll” of A. G. Bell: Lessons about Eugenics

Autor/a: GREENWALD, Brian H.
Año: 2009
Editorial: Sign Language Studies, Vol. 9, nº 3 (2009) pp. 258–265
Tipo de código: Copyright
Soporte: Digital


Comunidad y cultura sorda, Historia, Arte y Cultura


The relationship between Alexander Graham Bell and other eugenicists during the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries is worth studying to understand the intertwining of deafness and eugenics in early-twentieth-century America. I will approach this subject by reviewing Bell's involvement with eugenics and then examining the ramifications of this historical episode for the Deaf community.