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A phone of our own : the deaf insurrection against Ma Bell

Author: Harry G Lang
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Lang, a professor for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, tells about how three enterprising deaf men--Robert Weitbrecht, James Marsters, and Andrew Saks--fought telephone monopolies and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lang, Harry G.
Phone of our own.
Washington, D.C. : Gallaudet University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606356621
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry G Lang
ISBN: 1563680904 9781563680908
OCLC Number: 43599157
Description: xv, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. A Chance Encounter --
2. Up the Mountainside --
3. Something Old, Something New --
4. The Corporate Windmill --
5. The Frustration Grows --
6. Teletypewriters for the Deaf, Inc --
7. Change Agents --
8. The Modem War --
9. Foreign Affairs --
10. Revolutions --
11. Bridges --
12. Changing of the Guard --
13. Legacy --
Appendix. A Concise History of the TTY.
Responsibility: Harry G. Lang.

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