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Author Husson, Thérèse-Adèle, 1803-1831.
Title Reflections : the life and writings of a young blind woman in post-revolutionary France / Thérèse-Adèle Husson ; translated and with commentary by Catherine J. Kudlick and Zina Weygand.
Published New York : New York University Press, c2001.
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 Floor3  HV1967.H87 H86 2001    IN LIBRARY
Description xv, 155 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Series The history of disability series
History of disability series.
Note Includes text of the author's Reflections and her Note on the author's youth.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 143-154).
Contents Includes text of the author's Reflections and her Note on the author's youth.
Note Also available on the Internet to registered users.
Summary "In the 1820s, several years before Braille was invented, Therese-Adele Husson, a young blind woman from provincial France, wrote an audacious manifesto about her life, French society, and her hopes for the future. Through extensive research and scholarly detective work, Catherine J. Kudlick and Zina Weygand have rescued from obscurity this intriguing woman and the remarkable story of her life and tragic death, giving readers a rare look into a world recorded by an unlikely historical figure." "Reflections is one of the earliest recorded manifestations of group solidarity among people with the same disability, advocating self-sufficiency and independence on the part of blind people, encouraging education for all blind children, and exploring gender roles for both men and women. Resolutely defying the sense of "otherness" which pervades discussions of disability, Husson instead convinces us that blindness offers a fresh and important perspective on both history and ourselves."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Husson, Thérèse-Adèle, 1803-1831.
Blind women -- France -- Biography.
Blind -- Conduct of life.
Related Names Kudlick, Catherine Jean.
Weygand, Zina.
ISBN 0814747469 (acid-free paper)
9780814747469 (acid-free paper)
OCLC number 47140774