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Deaf President Now! reveals the groundswell leading up to the history-making week in 1988 when the students at Gallaudet University seized the campus and closed it down until their demands were met. To research this probing study, the authors interviewed in-depth more than 50 of the principal players. This telling book reveals the critical role played by a little-known group called the “Ducks,” a tight-knit band of six alumni determined to see a deaf president at Gallaudet. Deaf President Now! details how they urged the student leaders to ultimate success, including an analysis of the reasons for their achievement in light of the failure of many other student movements. This fascinating study also scrutinizes the lasting effects of this remarkable episode in “the civil rights movement of the deaf.” Deaf President Now! tells the full story of the insurrection at Gallaudet University, an exciting study of how deaf people won social change for themselves and all disabled people everywhere through a peaceful revolution.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page
  2. p. iii
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  1. Copyright
  2. p. iv
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  1. Contents
  2. p. v
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xiii-xxi
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  1. 1. August 1987 to February 1988: The Road to DPN
  2. pp. 1-29
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  1. 2. Tuesday, March 1, to Sunday, March 6: Mobilization for Action
  2. pp. 30-64
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  1. 3. Monday, March 7, to Tuesday, March 8: The Protesters Take Charge
  2. pp. 65-93
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  1. 4. Wednesday, March 9: Increasing the Pressure
  2. pp. 94-130
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  1. 5. Thursday, March 10, to Monday, March 14: Capitulation and Celebration
  2. pp. 131-166
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  1. 6. Why Was This Protest Successful?
  2. pp. 167-193
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  1. 7 What Hath DPN Wrought?
  2. pp. 194-219
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 220-227
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  1. References
  2. pp. 229-234
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 235-240
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781563682025
Related ISBN
9781563681523
MARC Record
OCLC
44958032
Pages
232
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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