Project Description

Alexander Graham Bell studied eugenics, the science of improving a species. When he published “Upon the Formation of a Deaf Variety of the Human Race” in 1884, Bell issued a warning that deaf people were forming clubs, socializing with one another and, worst of all, marrying other deaf people. He concluded that the creation of a “deaf race” was underway.

Author: Alexander Graham Bell

Publisher: Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf

Year: 1969


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