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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:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Schweik, Susan M. (Susan Marie), 1956-
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
OCLC Number: 928980224
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 431 p.) : ill.
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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