Film, Video Katie Booth on Alexander Graham Bell and the Invention of Miracles
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- Katie Booth on Alexander Graham Bell and the Invention of Miracles
- Join us for an interview with former Kluge Fellow, Katie Booth, on her new book based on her research at the Library of Congress while a fellow at the John W. Kluge Center. "The Invention of Miracles: Language, Power and Alexander Graham Bell's Quest to End Deafness" is a revisionist biography of an American icon, revealing the extraordinary true genesis of the telephone and its connection to another, far more troubling legacy of Bell's: his efforts to stamp out American Sign Language. Weaving together a tale of innovation with a moving love story, the book offers a look at how a champion can become an adversary and provides an enthralling account of the deaf community's fight to reclaim a once-forbidden language.
- July 15, 2021
- 33 minutes 20 seconds
- online text
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