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A Mighty Change: An Anthology of Deaf American Writing, by Christopher Krentz

By Christopher Krentz

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C. & Elizabeth,16 impelled me to lay it aside till the state of their health became less alarming. Now I am happy to say that they both appear to be out of danger, and I will not delay the answer which you so much desire. . I will . . confine myself to answer the questions in your letter, viz: 15. Since losing his hearing, Barnard had learned sign language, taught briefly at the New York Institution, and published articles on deaf education. He would go on to have a distinguished career, becoming a noted scientist, the president of the University of Mississippi, and, later, the president of Columbia University in New York City.

Relaxed my mind in talking a moment with M. Cowperthwaite: M. Cowperthwaite: How long do you expect to stay in America, should you be so fortunate as to arrive there safely? Answer: I hope to stay there three years. 3 The time hangs heavy upon me here. I wish much to arrive at New York. M. Cowperthwaite: How long have you been studying the English language? Answer: I knew almost nothing before my departure from Havre. I had neglected to learn English when I went to London. M. Cowperthwaite: I have seen your journal and I think that you 3.

K. Hitchcock, 1836), 217. 34. Barnard, Observations, 6. 35. John Carlin, ‘‘The Mute’s Lament,’’ American Annals of the Deaf and Dumb 1 (1847): 15–16. 36. Clerc, An Address Written by Mr. Clerc, 12. 37. : Benjamin Olds, 1835), 196. 38. For an insightful discussion of the meanings of , see Carol Padden and Tom Humphries, Deaf in America: Voices from a Culture (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1988): 13–17, 49–50. 39. , The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of African-American Literary Criticism (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988), 50.

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