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The radical lives of Helen Keller [electronic resource] / Kim E. Nielsen ; consulting editor Harvey J. Kaye.

Author/Creator:
Nielsen, Kim E.
Publication:
New York : New York University Press, c2004.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (192 p.)
Series:
History of disability series.
The history of disability
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Subjects:
Deafblind women -- United States -- Biography.
Deafblind women -- Education -- United States.
Keller, Helen, 1880-1968.
Keller, Helen, 1880-1968 -- Political and social views.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Several decades after her death in 1968, Helen Keller remains one of the most widely recognized women of the twentieth century. But the fascinating story of her vivid political life-particularly her interest in radicalism and anti-capitalist activism-has been largely overwhelmed by the sentimentalized story of her as a young deaf-blind girl. Keller had many lives indeed. Best known for her advocacy on behalf of the blind, she was also a member of the socialist party, an advocate of women's suffrage, a defender of the radical International Workers of the World, and a supporter of birth control-
Contents:
Contents; Acknowledgments; Timeline; Introduction; 1. I Do Not Like This World As It Is: 1900-1924; 2. The Call of the Sightless: 1924-1937; 3. Manna in My Desert Places: 1937-1948; 4. I Will Not Allow Polly to Climb a Pyramid:1948-1968; 5. One of the Least Free People on Earth: The Making and Remaking of Helen Keller; Notes; Bibliography; Index; About the Author
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-173) and index.
Contributor:
Kaye, Harvey J.
ISBN:
0-8147-5846-0
0-8147-5900-9
1-4175-8832-2
OCLC:
779828177