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18th Century Martha’s Vineyard – A Lively Deaf Community

by Garnet Clarke – 12/01/2015 A remote island known as Martha’s Vineyard played host to a Deaf utopia for a brief time in the early 18th century. The island’s geographically isolated location played a key role in the containment and propagation of a Deaf community. Signed language was just emerging in the Americas in the […]


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