Britain's Deaf Heritage

Britain's Deaf Heritage

Author: Peter Jackson

Publisher: The Pentland Press, 1990


 "Deaf people form a largely unheard, silent but significant minority group who have existed within society from time immemorial.

Despite having been ridiculed throughout history, taken for idiots, or oppressed because they could not hear and used sign language to communicate, deaf people have maintained their dignity and a proud heritage.

Britain's Deaf Heritage is the first serious attempt to trace that proud heritage down the centuries. It tries to trace the history of deaf people, their language, their education, their achievements, heroisms and failures as well as showing some of the oppression they have had to suffer."