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A Historical Overview of Disability and Employment in the United States, 1600 to 1950
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|Title:||A Historical Overview of Disability and Employment in the United States, 1600 to 1950|
|Publisher:||University of Hawaii at Manoa -- Center on Disability Studies|
|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).|
|Series:||vol. 7, no. 3 & 4|
|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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RDS Volume 7, No. 3 & 4|
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