H-Disability is a scholarly network that explores the multitude of historical issues surrounding the experience and phenomenon of 'disability.' H-Disability was established in response to the growing academic interest and expanding scholarly literature on issues of disability throughout the world.

Recent Content

Author: 
Zina Weygand
Reviewer: 
D A. Caeton

Caeton on Weygand, 'The Blind in French Society: From the Middle Ages to the Century of Louis Braille'


Zina Weygand. The Blind in French Society: From the Middle Ages to the Century of Louis Braille. Translated by Emily-Jane Cohen. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2009. Illustrations. xiii + 403 pp. $60 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8047-5768-3; $60 (e-book), ISBN 978-0-8047-7238-9.

Reviewed by D A. Caeton (University of California, Davis)
Published on H-Disability (November, 2010)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Ana Carden-Coyne
Reviewer: 
Emma Reilly

Reilly on Carden-Coyne, 'Reconstructing the Body: Classicism, Modernism, and the First World War'


Ana Carden-Coyne. Reconstructing the Body: Classicism, Modernism, and the First World War. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009. xiii + 344 pp. $120.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-954646-6.

Reviewed by Emma Reilly (University of Strathclyde)
Published on H-Disability (November, 2010)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Sabine Kienitz
Reviewer: 
Sebastian Weinert

Weinert on Kienitz, 'Beschädigte Helden: Kriegsinvalidität und Körperbilder 1914-1923'


Sabine Kienitz. Beschädigte Helden: Kriegsinvalidität und Körperbilder 1914-1923. Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh Verlag, 2008. 381 pp. EUR 39.90 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-506-76537-6.

Reviewed by Sebastian Weinert (Humboldt-University of Berlin)
Published on H-Disability (October, 2010)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Mary Wilkinson
Reviewer: 
Franklin K. Wyman

Wyman on Wilkinson, 'Defying Disability: The Lives and Legacies of Nine Disabled Leaders'


Mary Wilkinson. Defying Disability: The Lives and Legacies of Nine Disabled Leaders. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009. 224 pp. $36.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-84310-415-5.

Reviewed by Franklin K. Wyman (Drew University)
Published on H-Disability (September, 2010)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Pride against Prejudice

Author: 
Christopher Payne
Reviewer: 
Beth R. Handler

Handler on Payne, 'Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals'


Christopher Payne. Asylum: Inside the Closed World of State Mental Hospitals. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2009. 209 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-262-01349-9.

Reviewed by Beth R. Handler (University of Louisiana)
Published on H-Disability (September, 2010)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

The Rise and Fall of the American Asylum: A Life History in Pictures and Text

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