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The Unseen Minority: A Social History of Blindness in the United States

AFB Press reissues the classic history of trends that affected people who are blind or visually impaired in this country and the professions that developed in response.


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Catalog Number: F-B0051-00

Publishers: APH Press

Authors: Frances A. Koestler

ISBN: 978-0-89128-896-1

Product Description

Originally published in 1976, the reissued edition of The Unseen Minority includes historical chronologies of events extending to the present and bringing readers up to date on the current trends in the field. Seasoned professionals brushing up on the history of the blindness field and up-and-coming practitioners will both benefit from this presentation of landmark events and the forces that shaped them.

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    • Table of Contents:
    • Myths, taboos, and stereotypes
    • Five days at Vinton
    • Talent hunt
    • The second career of Major Migel
    • The facts of blindness
    • The perfect symbol
    • "Action is our watchword"
    • The language of the fingers
    • Books for the blind
    • The talking book
    • The beloved voices
    • A share in the general welfare
    • The showcase of the blind
    • The workshops
    • The Magna Charta of the blind
    • The war-blinded, World War I
    • The new breed
    • The three-wheeled cart
    • Mobility, key to independence
    • The watershed years
    • Little things that make a big difference
    • One world
    • The birthright of every child
    • The ever-changing children
    • The loneliest people
    • Open channels
    • The road ahead
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    Publishers: APH Press

    Authors/Editors: Frances A. Koestler

    Publication Date: 2004

    This Item Made to Order: APH does not necessarily carry this item in inventory for immediate delivery — when you order it, we will produce it for you as a special order; therefore, allow several weeks for delivery

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