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Author Nielsen, Kim E.
Title A disability history of the United States / Kim E. Nielsen.
Published Boston : Beacon Press, c2012.
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 Floor3  HV1553 .N54 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xxiii, 216 p. ; 24 cm.
Series ReVisioning American history
Revisioning American history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The spirit chooses the body it will occupy : indigenous North America, pre-1492 -- The poor, vicious, and infirm : Colonial communities, 1492-1700 -- The miserable wretches were then thrown into the sea : the late Colonial era, 1700-1776 -- The deviant and the dependent : creating citizens, 1776-1865 -- I am disabled, and must go at something else besides hard labor : the institutionalization of disability, 1865-1890 -- Three generations of imbeciles are enough : the Progressive Era, 1890-1927 -- We don't want tin cups : laying the groundwork, 1927-1968 -- I guess I'm an activist. I think it's just caring : rights and rights denies, 1968- .
Subject People with disabilities -- United States -- History.
Sociology of disability -- United States -- History.
People with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- History.
ISBN 0807022020 (alk. paper)
9780807022023 (alk. paper)
OCLC number 773021834