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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
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In the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries, municipal laws targeting 'unsightly beggars' sprang up in cities across America. This title presents the murky history behind the laws, situating  Read more...


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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ugly laws.
New York : New York University, ©2009
(DLC) 2008048094
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan M Schweik
ISBN: 9780814740576 081474057X
OCLC Number: 897029237
Notes: 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)
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 431 p.) illustrations
Contents: Preface Acknowledgments Introduction I The Emergence of The Ugly Laws 1 Producing the Unsightly 2 Getting Ugly 3 The Law in Context 4 The Law in Language 5 Dissimulations II AT the Unsightly Intersection 6 Gender, Sexuality, and the Ugly Law 7 Immigration, Ethnicity, and the Ugly Law 8 Race, Segregation, and the Ugly Law III The End of The Ugly laws 9 The Right to the City 10 Rehabilitating the Unsightly 11 All about Ugly Laws (for Ten Cents) Conclusion Appendix: The Ugly Laws Notes Bibliography Index About the Author
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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