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The Resource The radical lives of Helen Keller, Kim E. Nielsen ; consulting editor, Harvey J. Kaye

The radical lives of Helen Keller, Kim E. Nielsen ; consulting editor, Harvey J. Kaye

Label
The radical lives of Helen Keller
Title
The radical lives of Helen Keller
Statement of responsibility
Kim E. Nielsen ; consulting editor, Harvey J. Kaye
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Several decades after her death in 1968, Helen Keller remains one of the most widely recognized women of the twentieth century. But the fascinating story of her vivid political life - particularly her radicalism and anti-capitalist activism - has been largely overwhelmed by the sentimentalized story of her as a young deaf blind girl." "Keller had many lives indeed. Best known for her advocacy on behalf of the blind, she was also a member of the Socialist Party, an advocate of women's suffrage, a defender of the radical International Workers of the World, and a supporter of birth control - and she served as one of the nation's most effective but unofficial international ambassadors. In spite of all her political work, though, Keller rarely explored the political dimensions of disability, adopting beliefs that were often seen as conservative, patronizing, and occasionally repugnant. Under the wing of Alexander Graham Bell, a controversial figure in the deaf community who promoted lip-reading over sign language, Keller became a proponent of oralism, thereby alienating herself from others in the deaf community who believed that a rich deaf culture was possible through sign language. But only by distancing herself from the deaf community was she able to maintain a public image as a one-of-a-kind miracle."--Jacket
Member of
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nielsen, Kim E
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The history of disability series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Keller, Helen
  • Keller, Helen
  • Swedenborg, Emanuel
  • Deafblind women
  • Deafblind women
  • People with disabilities
  • Blind-deaf women
Label
The radical lives of Helen Keller, Kim E. Nielsen ; consulting editor, Harvey J. Kaye
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-173) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I do not like this world as it is: 1900-1924 -- The call of the sightless: 1924-1937 -- Manna in my desert places: 1937-1948 -- I will not allow Polly to climb a pyramid: 1948-1968 -- One of the least free people on earth: the making and remaking of Helen Keller
Control code
ocm52514374
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 178 pages
Isbn
9780814758465
Lccn
2003014386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)52514374
Label
The radical lives of Helen Keller, Kim E. Nielsen ; consulting editor, Harvey J. Kaye
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-173) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I do not like this world as it is: 1900-1924 -- The call of the sightless: 1924-1937 -- Manna in my desert places: 1937-1948 -- I will not allow Polly to climb a pyramid: 1948-1968 -- One of the least free people on earth: the making and remaking of Helen Keller
Control code
ocm52514374
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 178 pages
Isbn
9780814758465
Lccn
2003014386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)52514374

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