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  • Good Blood Bad Blood 2nd Edition

    Good Blood, Bad Blood: Science, Nature, and the Myth ...

    This is the 2nd edition of the award-winning history of the impact of the American eugenics movement—the pseudoscience aimed at improving “racial hygiene”—on people with disabilities. The eugenics movement swept through America in the early 20th century, resulting in the mass institutionalization and the forced sterilization of tens of thousands of people with disabilities and people identified as defective or undesirable. Eugenics was at the foundation of the Nazi atrocities to “improve” the race. The starting point for this book is The Kallikak Family, a 1912 pro-eugenics fictional tale by Henry Herbert Goddard. 
    Goddard’s Kallikak ancestral lines offered “proof” for the eugenic beliefs in the hereditary nature of low intelligence, criminal behavior, and degeneracy. Good Blood, Bad Blood focuses on the life of that work’s central character, a woman institutionalized as a child at the turn of the century for being allegedly “feebleminded.” The 2nd Edition includes perspectives on disability history from leaders in the disability community, plus a timeline to help the reader follow the many overlapping events during the time periods discussed.
    Year : 2022
    Author : J. David Smith and Michael L. Wehmeyer

      $41.00

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      Lives and Legacies of People With Intellectual Disabi...

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      Lives and Legacies of People With Intellectual Disability.

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      Year : 2020
      Author : Kenneth D. Keith and Heather E. Keith

        $29.99

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        Lives and Legacies of People With Intellectual Disabi...

        Lives and Legacies of People with Intellectual Disability provides a new way to view the personal and cultural contributions of people with ID.

        This book is intended to be instrumental in moving toward a new understanding of community. A wide range of relevant literature is reviewed on quality of life, the social context of ID, and supports to ensure that people with ID participate in the meaningful activities of everyday life. Most importantly, individual stories are used to illustrate the meaningful legacies of people with ID.


        You may purchase the e-book version of Lives and Legacies of People with Intellectual Disability by clicking here

        Year : 2020
        Author : Kenneth D. Keith and Heather E. Keith

          $29.99

        • A History and Sociology of the Willowbrook State School

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          You may purchase the e-book version of A History and Sociology of the Willowbrook State School by clicking here

          A History and Sociology of the Willowbrook State School introduces the reader to the Willowbrook State School, a place that many feel is the “ground zero” of the disabilities civil rights movement.  

          The book explores the period before Geraldo Rivera’s sensational television exposé in 1972. The early history of institutions in New York State, New York City, and Staten Island provides a backdrop demonstrate the “medicalization” of disability, which led to the creation of large-scale institutions.

          The authors describe in great detail what life was like for the people who lived and worked at Willowbrook and how the institution evolved as it did. First-hand observations and testimonials on life at Willowbrook provide a window into the interpersonal dynamics and interactions of life and work in institutional settings. 

           

          Year : 2013
          Author : David Goode, Darryl Hill, Jean Reiss, and William Bronston

            $30.00

          • A History and Sociology of the Willowbrook State Scho...

            epubThis is an e-book version of A History and Sociology of the Willowbrook State School.
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            Year : 2013
            Author : David Goode, Darryl Hill, Jean Reiss, and William Bronston

              $30.00

            • A History and Sociology of the Willowbrook State Scho...

              epubThis is a mobile version of A History and Sociology of the Willowbrook State School.
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              Year : 2013
              Author : David Goode, Darryl Hill, Jean Reiss, and William Bronston

                $30.00

              • Forging a Federal-State Partnership:A History of Stat...

                Forging a Federal-State Partnership provides an insider’s view of how the federal government assumed a dominant role in disability policy between the Kennedy and Obama eras.

                The book highlights the roles played by the federal government and the states in disability policy, focusing on the emergence of Medicaid as the primary funding source for IDD services. It offers a unique perspective on the evolution of public policy which is missing from most renditions of disability history, written by a close observer of the events as they unfolded.

                Policymakers, students, and those involved in governmental advocacy will find its historical perspective and insights useful in their work.


                Year : 2011
                Author : Robert Gettings

                  $49.95