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).
Posts by Larry M. Logue
The story of Delyte Morris and the Southern Illinois University he created is what Robert A. Harper calls “a story of unlikely success and a tragic end.” It does read like an American tragedy, somehow, based in a rustic start, ambition, ingenuity, and the fallibility of good intentions.