The Unseen Minority: A Social History of Blindness in the United States

Dedication, print edition page iii

Acknowledgments, print edition page v

Foreword, print edition page ix

Foreword to the Original Edition, print edition page xiii

1 Myths, Taboos, and Stereotypes, print edition page 1

2 Five Days at Vinton, print edition page 14

3 Talent Hunt, print edition page 28

4 The Second Career of Major Migel, print edition page 42

5 The Facts of Blindness, print edition page 50

6 The Perfect Symbol, print edition page 59

7 "Action Is Our Watchword", print edition page 89

8 The Language of the Fingers, print edition page 102

9 Books for the Blind, print edition page 128

10 The Talking Book, print edition page 144

11 The Beloved Voices, print edition page 170

12 A Share in the General Welfare, print edition page 195

13 The Showcase of the Blind, print edition page 212

14 The Workshops, print edition page 233

15 The Magna Charta of the Blind, print edition page 257

16 The War-Blinded, World War I, print edition page 273

17 The New Breed, print edition page 287

18 The Three-Wheeled Cart, print edition page 319

19 Mobility, Key to Independence, print edition page 335

20 The Watershed Years, print edition page 358

21 Little Things That Make a Big Difference, print edition page 385

22 One World, print edition page 416

23 The Birthright of Every Child, print edition page 438

24 The Ever-Changing Children, print edition page 459

25 The Loneliest People, print edition page 500

26 Open Channels, print edition page 530

27 The Road Ahead, print edition page 555

Chapter Notes, print edition page 565

Bibliography, print edition page 593

Historical Chronologies

Time Line of Developments in Low Vision, print edition page 601

Chronology of Events in the History of Education of People Who Are Visually Impaired, print edition page 609

A Summary of Legislation, print edition page 622

Dates and Events That Influenced the Development of O&M, print edition page 625

Index, print edition page 637



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