The following are resources on Deaf history and culture.  This page will always be a work in progress. You can visit the Gallaudet University Press for more books. If there are publications, films, or websites you would like to suggest as additions, please contact

Open Your Eyes: Deaf Studies Talking

H-Dirksen L. Bauman, editor

Deaf Gain: Raising the Stakes for Human Diversity

H-Dirksen L. Bauman and Joseph J. Murray, Editors

In Our Own Hands: Essays in Deaf History, 1780–1970

Brian H. Greenwald and Joseph J. Murray, Editors

A Fair Chance in the Race of Life: The Role of Gallaudet University in Deaf History

Brian H. Greenwald and John Vickrey Van Cleve, Editors

The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL: Its History and Structure

ASL Version

Carolyn McCaskill, Ceil Lucas, Robert Bayley, and Joseph Hill in collaboration with Roxanne King, Pamela Baldwin, and Randall Hogue

Inside Deaf Culture

Carol Padden and Tom Humphries

Deaf People in Hitler’s Europe

Donna F. Ryan and John S. Schuchman, Editors

Published in Association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Audism Unveiled

Directors: Ben Bahan, H-Dirksen Bauman, and Facundo Montenegro