Reviews

Author: 
Gerald V. O'Brien
Reviewer: 
Beth R. Handler

Handler on O'Brien, 'Framing the Moron: The Social Construction of Feeble-Mindedness in the American Eugenic Era'


Gerald V. O'Brien. Framing the Moron: The Social Construction of Feeble-Mindedness in the American Eugenic Era. Disability History Series. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013. x + 203 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-8709-7; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-78499-107-4.

Reviewed by Beth R. Handler (Clark County School District)
Published on H-Disability (April, 2016)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Ali Haggett
Reviewer: 
Marion Schmidt

Schmidt on Haggett, 'A History of Male Psychological Disorders in Britain, 1945-1980'


Ali Haggett. A History of Male Psychological Disorders in Britain, 1945-1980. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. xii + 215 pp. $31.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-44887-3.

Reviewed by Marion Schmidt (Johns Hopkins University)
Published on H-Disability (April, 2016)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Thomas Knowles, Serena Trowbridge, eds.
Reviewer: 
Hazel Morrison

Morrison on Knowles and Trowbridge, 'Insanity and the Lunatic Asylum in the Nineteenth Century'


Thomas Knowles, Serena Trowbridge, eds. Insanity and the Lunatic Asylum in the Nineteenth Century. Perspectives in Economic and Social History Series. London: Pickering and Chatto, 2014. 256 pp. $150.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84893-452-8.

Reviewed by Hazel Morrison (University of Glasgow)
Published on H-Disability (April, 2016)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Will Jackson
Reviewer: 
Julie Parle

Parle on Jackson, 'Madness and Marginality: The Lives of Kenya's White Insane'


Will Jackson. Madness and Marginality: The Lives of Kenya's White Insane. Studies in Imperialism Series. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013. 224 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-8889-6; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-5261-0655-1.

Reviewed by Julie Parle (University of KwaZulu-Natal)
Published on H-Disability (March, 2016)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Naomi Rogers
Reviewer: 
Jacqueline Foertsch

Foertsch on Rogers, 'Polio Wars: Sister Kenny and the Golden Age of American Medicine'


Naomi Rogers. Polio Wars: Sister Kenny and the Golden Age of American Medicine. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013. 488 pp. $36.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-538059-0.

Reviewed by Jacqueline Foertsch (University of North Texas)
Published on H-Disability (March, 2016)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Chris Mounsey, ed.
Reviewer: 
Susan Anderson

Anderson on Mounsey, 'The Idea of Disability in the Eighteenth Century'


Chris Mounsey, ed. The Idea of Disability in the Eighteenth Century. Transits: Literature, Thought & Culture, 1650-1850 Series. New York: Bucknell University Press, 2014. 280 pp. $80.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61148-559-2; $39.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-61148-739-8.

Reviewed by Susan Anderson (Leeds Trinity University College)
Published on H-Disability (March, 2016)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Mat Savelli, Sarah Marks, eds.
Reviewer: 
Susan Burch

Burch on Savelli and Marks, 'Psychiatry in Communist Europe'


Mat Savelli, Sarah Marks, eds. Psychiatry in Communist Europe. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 240 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-137-49091-9.

Reviewed by Susan Burch (Middlebury College)
Published on H-Disability (January, 2016)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Sue Wheatcroft
Reviewer: 
Jason Ellis

Ellis on Wheatcroft, 'Worth Saving: Disabled Children during the Second World War'


Sue Wheatcroft. Worth Saving: Disabled Children during the Second World War. Disability History Series. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013. 224 pp. $100.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-8800-1; $24.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-78499-119-7.

Reviewed by Jason Ellis (University of British Columbia)
Published on H-Disability (January, 2016)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Sebastian Barsch, Anne Klein, Pieter Verstraete, eds.
Reviewer: 
Rebecca Scales

Scales on Barsch and Klein and Verstraete, 'The Imperfect Historian: Disability Histories in Europe'


Sebastian Barsch, Anne Klein, Pieter Verstraete, eds. The Imperfect Historian: Disability Histories in Europe. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, 2013. 280 pp. $60.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-631-63659-6.

Reviewed by Rebecca Scales (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Published on H-Disability (January, 2016)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Sara Scalenghe
Reviewer: 
John Little

Little on Scalenghe, 'Disability in the Ottoman Arab World, 1500-1800'


Sara Scalenghe. Disability in the Ottoman Arab World, 1500-1800. Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014. 220 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-107-04479-1; $32.99 (paper), ISBN 978-1-107-62279-1.

Reviewed by John Little (American University)
Published on H-Disability (January, 2016)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Lennard J. Davis
Reviewer: 
Arianna Introna

Introna on Davis, 'The End of Normal: Identity in a Biocultural Era'


Lennard J. Davis. The End of Normal: Identity in a Biocultural Era. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2014. 168 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-472-07202-6; $30.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-472-05202-8.

Reviewed by Arianna Introna (University of Stirling)
Published on H-Disability (January, 2016)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Claudia Malacrida
Reviewer: 
Dustin Galer

Galer on Malacrida, 'A Special Hell: Institutional Life in Alberta's Eugenic Years'


Claudia Malacrida. A Special Hell: Institutional Life in Alberta's Eugenic Years. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015. xiv + 302 pp. $32.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4426-2689-8; $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4426-4953-8.

Reviewed by Dustin Galer (University of Toronto)
Published on H-Disability (January, 2016)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Martin Halliwell
Reviewer: 
James W. Trent

Trent on Halliwell, 'Therapeutic Revolutions: Medicine, Psychiatry, and American Culture, 1945-1970'


Martin Halliwell. Therapeutic Revolutions: Medicine, Psychiatry, and American Culture, 1945-1970. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2013. Illustrations. 448 pp. $62.50 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-6064-9; $36.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8135-6065-6.

Reviewed by James W. Trent (Gordon College)
Published on H-Disability (January, 2016)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Nancy J. Hirschmann, Beth Linker, eds.
Reviewer: 
Josh Dohmen

Dohmen on Hirschmann and Linker, 'Civil Disabilities: Citizenship, Membership, and Belonging'


Nancy J. Hirschmann, Beth Linker, eds. Civil Disabilities: Citizenship, Membership, and Belonging. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2015. 320 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4667-4.

Reviewed by Josh Dohmen (University of Memphis)
Published on H-Disability (January, 2016)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

Author: 
Wolfgang Uwe Eckart
Reviewer: 
Sebastian Weinert

Weinert on Eckart, 'Medizin in der NS-Diktatur: Ideologie, Praxis, Folgen'


Wolfgang Uwe Eckart. Medizin in der NS-Diktatur: Ideologie, Praxis, Folgen. Köln: Böhlau Verlag Köln, 2012. 567 pp. EUR 39.90 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-412-20847-9.

Reviewed by Sebastian Weinert (Humboldt-University of Berlin)
Published on H-Disability (December, 2015)
Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison

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