A Historical Overview of Disability and Employment in the United States, 1600 to 1950

Date
2011
Authors
Patterson, Stephanie
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Publisher
University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies
Abstract
Through a preliminary review of existing literature and archival source materials, this brief overview begins the task of compiling existing data about the history of disability and employment in the United States. A chronological framework is used that includes employment–related phenomena. The major topics covered are pre-industrial rural life, post-industrial work opportunities and the government’s response to the employment needs of disabled veterans. In addition, due to relevance to the topic, there is a brief mention of freak shows and the dawning disability rights movement after WWI.
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Keywords
Disability, labor, US history
Citation
Patterson, S. (2011). A Historical Overview of Disability and Employment in the United States, 1600 to 1950. Review of Disability Studies: An International Journal, 7(3 & 4).
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