This article introduces a reprint of an 1835 article by Frederick Augustus Porter Barnard entitled, "Existing State of the Art of Instructing the Deaf and Dumb". It reviews Barnard's background and achievements (including 25 years as the president of Columbia College), his familial progressive deafness, and his advanced views on communication methods (he urged use of both sign language and English).
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Lang and Stokoe, 'A Treatise on Signed and Spoken Language in Early 19th Century Deaf Education in America.' Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. Oxford University Press: Vol. 5:2001, pp 196-199
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