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Author: 
Susan Burch
Reviewer: 
Brad Byrom

Byrom on Burch, 'Signs of Resistance: American Deaf Cultural History, 1900 to 1942'


Susan Burch. Signs of Resistance: American Deaf Cultural History, 1900 to 1942. New York: New York University Press, 2002. 230 pp. $38.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-9891-1.

Reviewed by Brad Byrom (Department of Social Science, MiraCosta College)
Published on H-Disability (March, 2003)

Deaf Culture under Siege

Deaf Culture under Siege

Author: 
Henri Gaillard
Reviewer: 
R. A. R. Edwards

Edwards on Gaillard, 'Gaillard in Deaf America: A Portrait of the Deaf Community, 1917'


Henri Gaillard. Gaillard in Deaf America: A Portrait of the Deaf Community, 1917. Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, 2002. vi + 205 pp. $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-56368-122-6.

Reviewed by R. A. R. Edwards (Department of History, Rochester Institute of Technology)
Published on H-Disability (February, 2003)

A Frenchman's Look at Deaf America

Author: 
Mary Johnson, Barrett Shaw, eds.
Reviewer: 
Richard K. Scotch

Scotch on Johnson and Shaw, 'To Ride the Public's Buses: The Fight that Built a Movement'


Mary Johnson, Barrett Shaw, eds. To Ride the Public's Buses: The Fight that Built a Movement. Louisville, Ky.: Advocado Press, 2001. xiii + 188 pp. $17.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-9627064-9-3.

Reviewed by Richard K. Scotch (School of Social Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas)
Published on H-Disability (December, 2002)

Rights of Passage

Rights of Passage

Author: 
Paul K. Longmore, Lauri Umansky, eds.
Reviewer: 
Brenda J. Bruggemann

Bruggemann on Longmore and Umansky, 'The New Disability History: American Perspectives'


Paul K. Longmore, Lauri Umansky, eds. The New Disability History: American Perspectives. New York and London: New York University Press, 2001. vi + 416 pp. $24.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8147-8564-5; $66.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-8563-8.

Reviewed by Brenda J. Bruggemann (Ohio State University)
Published on H-Disability (September, 2002)

Something Old, Something New

Author: 
Therese-Adele Husson
Reviewer: 
Gay L. Gullickson

Gullickson on Husson, 'Reflections: The Life and Writings of a Young Blind Woman in Post-Revolutionary France'


Therese-Adele Husson. Reflections: The Life and Writings of a Young Blind Woman in Post-Revolutionary France. Translated, with Commentary by Catherine J Kudlick and Zina Weygand. New York: New York University Press, 2001. xv + 155 pp. $20.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8147-4746-9.

Reviewed by Gay L. Gullickson (Department of History, University of Maryland)
Published on H-Disability (September, 2002)

Author: 
Richard K. Scotch
Reviewer: 
Gerald V. O'Brien

O'Brien on Scotch, 'From Good Will to Civil Rights: Transforming Federal Disability Policy'


Richard K. Scotch. From Good Will to Civil Rights: Transforming Federal Disability Policy. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2001. 218 pp. $17.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-56639-897-8.

Reviewed by Gerald V. O'Brien (Department of Social Work, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)
Published on H-Disability (August, 2002)

Author: 
Wendy Kline
Reviewer: 
Molly Ladd-Taylor

Ladd-Taylor on Kline, 'Building a Better Race: Gender, Sexuality, and Eugenics from the Turn of the Century to the Baby Boom'


Wendy Kline. Building a Better Race: Gender, Sexuality, and Eugenics from the Turn of the Century to the Baby Boom. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002. x + 218 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-22502-2.

Reviewed by Molly Ladd-Taylor (Department of History, York University)
Published on H-Disability (August, 2002)

Sex, Gender, and American Eugenics

Author: 
Moshe Barasch
Reviewer: 
Edward Wheatley

Wheatley on Barasch, 'Blindness: The History of a Mental Image in Western Thought'


Moshe Barasch. Blindness: The History of a Mental Image in Western Thought. New York: Routledge, 2001. xi + 184 pp. $34.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-415-92743-7; $110.00 (library), ISBN 978-0-415-92742-0.

Reviewed by Edward Wheatley (Department of English and Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program, Hamilton College)
Published on H-Disability (July, 2002)

Author: 
Jonathan Andrews, Andrew Scull
Reviewer: 
John S. Haller

Haller on Andrews and Scull, 'Undertaker of the Mind: John Monro and Mad-Doctoring in Eighteenth-Century England'


Jonathan Andrews, Andrew Scull. Undertaker of the Mind: John Monro and Mad-Doctoring in Eighteenth-Century England. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2001. xx + 363 pp. $35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-23151-1.

Reviewed by John S. Haller (Department of History, Southern Illinois University Carbondale)
Published on H-Disability (April, 2002)

Author: 
Mary Klages
Reviewer: 
Wendy Kline

Kline on Klages, 'Woeful Afflictions: Disability and Sentimentality in Victorian America'


Mary Klages. Woeful Afflictions: Disability and Sentimentality in Victorian America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1999. ix + 250 pp. $37.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-3499-2.

Reviewed by Wendy Kline (Department of History, University of Cincinnati)
Published on H-Disability (September, 2001)

Sentimental Afflictions

Sentimental Afflictions

Author: 
Dave Bakke
Reviewer: 
Steven G. Noll

Noll on Bakke, 'God Knows His Name: The True story of John Doe No. 24'


Dave Bakke. God Knows His Name: The True story of John Doe No. 24. Carbondale and Edwardsville: Southern Illinois University Press, 2000. xxii + 142 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8093-2327-2.

Reviewed by Steven G. Noll (Department of History, University of Florida)
Published on H-Disability (September, 2001)

This is not "Cheers"

This is not "Cheers"

Author: 
David A. Gerber, ed.
Reviewer: 
Daniel J. Wilson

Wilson on Gerber, 'Disabled Veterans in History. Corporealities: Discourses of Disability.'


David A. Gerber, ed. Disabled Veterans in History. Corporealities: Discourses of Disability. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000. vii + 348 pp. $49.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-472-11033-9.

Reviewed by Daniel J. Wilson (History Department, Muhlenberg College)
Published on H-Disability (August, 2001)

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