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
Summary
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.
Event Date
July 15, 2021
Running Time
33 minutes 20 seconds
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