If the Civil War did little for deaf Americans’ collective consciousness, Lang points out that it offered men and women the chance to prove themselves as autonomous individuals.
Larry M. Logue
Larry M. Logue is a senior fellow at the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University. He is co-author, with Peter Blanck, of Race, Ethnicity, and Disability: Veterans and Benefits in Post-Civil War America (Cambridge University Press, 2010), and Heavy Laden: Union Veterans, Psychological Illness, and Suicide (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming).
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The first woman to paint the official portrait of a U.S. president, Greta Kempton also painted Cabinet officials, governors, senators, the head of the Atomic Energy Commission, two Postmasters General, a Supreme Court justice, several university presidents, and a Cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. But what would have happened if she had painted a self-portrait?