The History of Disability

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  1. Words Made Flesh
    During the early nineteenth century, schools for the deaf appeared in the United States for the first time. These schools were committed to the use of the sign language to educate deaf students. Manual education made the growth... Learn More
    Published: 26th March 2012
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  2. The Ugly Laws
    In the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, municipallaws targeting "unsightly beggars" sprang up in cities across America. Seeming to criminalize disability and thus offering a visceral example of discrimination, these... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2009
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  3. Helen Keller
    An intimate portrait of Helen Keller through her life's writing, some published here for the first time.... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 2005
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  4. Mental Retardation in America
    The expressions "idiot, you idiot, you're an idiot, don't be an idiot," and the like are generally interpreted as momentary insults. But, they are also expressions that represent an old, if unstable, history. Beginning with an... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2004
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  5. The Radical Lives of Helen Keller
    Several decades after her death in 1968, Helen Keller remains one of the most widely recognized women of the twentieth century. But the fascinating story of her vivid political life—particularly her interest in radicalism and... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2004
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  6. Reflections
    In the 1820s, several years before Braille was invented, Therese-Adele Husson, a young blind woman from provincial France, wrote an audacious manifesto about her life, French society, and her hopes for the future. Through extensive... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2002
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  7. The New Disability History
    Disability has always been a preoccupation of American society and culture. From antebellum debates about qualification for citizenship to current controversies over access and reasonable accommodations, disability has been present,... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2001
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