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Title Mental retardation in America : a historical reader / edited by Steven Noll and James W. Trent, Jr.
Published New York : New York University Press, c2004.
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 Floor3  HV3006.A4 M435 2004    IN LIBRARY
Description vii, 513 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series The history of disability
History of disability series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Before the Asylum -- Report Made to the Legislature of Massachusetts (1848) / Samuel G. Howe -- A Thesis on Idiocy (1879) / William B. Fish -- The Legacy of the Almshouse / Philip Ferguson -- 'Beside her sat her idiot child': Families and Developmental disability in mid-nineteenth-century America / Penny Richards -- Defining and Categorizing: Establishing "The Other" -- Report of Committee of Classification of Feeble-minded -- Mongols in our Midst: John Langdon Down and the Ethnic Classification of Idiocy, 1858-1924 / David Wright -- 'Mongolian Imbecility': Race and Its Rejection in the Understanding of a Mental Disease / Daniel Kevles -- Rearing the Child Who Never Grew: Ideologies of Parenting and Intellectual Disability in American History / Janice Brockley -- The Parable of The Kallikak Family: Explaining the Meaning of Heredity in 1912 / Leila Zenderland -- Fictional Voices and Viewpoints for the Mentally Deficient, 1929-1939 / Gerald Schmidt -- Sexuality and Story-Telling: Literary Representations of the 'Feeble-Minded' in the Age of Sterilization / Karen Keely -- The Age of Institutionalization and Sterilization -- The Eugenical Sterilization of the Feeble-Minded / Harry Laughlin -- The Criminalization of Mental Retardation / Nicole Rafter -- The State and the Multiply-Disadvantaged: The Case of Epilepsy / Ellen Dwyer.
The 'Sociological Advantages' of Sterilization: Fiscal Policies and Feebleminded Women in Interwar Minnesota / Molly Ladd-Taylor -- From Top and Bottom: Parents and the State in the mid-20th Century -- Hope for Retarded Children / Eunice Kennedy Shriver -- 'Mental Deficients' Fighting Fascism: The Unplanned Normalization of World War II / Stephen A. Gelb -- Education for Children with Mental Retardation: Parent Activism, Public Policy, and Family Ideology in the 1950s / Kathleen W. Jones -- 'Nice, Average Americans': Postwar Parents' Groups and the Defense of the Normal Family / Katherine Castles -- Formal Health Care at the Community Level: The Child Development Clinics of the 1950s and 1960s / Wendy M. Nehring -- A Pivotal Place in Special Education Policy: The First Arkansas Children's Colony / Elizabeth F. Shores -- The Promise and Problems of Community Placement Back to a Beginning? -- U.S. Supreme Court decision on Capital Punishment & Mental Retardation (2002) -- Historical Social Geography / Deborah S. Metzel -- The Litigator as Reformer / David J. Rothman and Sheila M. Rothman -- No Profits, Just a Pittance: Work, Compensation, and People Defined as Mentally Disabled in Ontario, 1964-1990 / Geoffrey Reaume -- Family Values / Michael Berube.
Subject Mental retardation -- United States.
Related Names Noll, Steven.
Trent, James W., Jr., 1948-
ISBN 0814782477 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780814782477 (cloth : alk. paper)
0814782485 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780814782484 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC number 52901399