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The ugly laws : disability in public

Author: Susan M Schweik
Publisher: New York : New York University, ©2009.
Series: History of disability series.
Edition/Format:   Print book   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
In the late-19th and early-20th centuries, municipal laws targeting 'unsightly beggars' sprang up in cities across America. This book uncovers the murky history behind the laws, situating the varied legislation in its historical context and exploring the details of the laws.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Susan M Schweik
ISBN: 9780814740576 081474057X 9780814783610 0814783619
OCLC Number: 271812138
Description: xii, 431 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Producing the unsightly --
Getting ugly --
The law in context --
The law in language --
Dissimulations --
Gender, sexuality, and the ugly law --
Immigration, ethnicity, and the ugly law --
Race, segregation, and the ugly law --
The right to the city --
Rehabilitating the unsightly --
All about ugly laws (for ten cents).
Series Title: History of disability series.
Responsibility: Susan M. Schweik.
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This book is, as Schweik convincingly caharacterizes it, 'a history of the harm done bylet us allow the phrase some forcelack of regard.' It provides useful background for understanding current Read more...

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