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Disability in the Modern World: History of a Social Movement

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From Publisher, Alexander Street: Disability in the Modern World: History of a Social Movement is a landmark online collection with a comprehensive and international set of resources to enrich study in a wide range of disciplines from media studies to philosophy.

At completion, Disability in the Modern World will include 150,000 pages of primary sources, supporting materials, and archives, along with 125 hours of video. The content is essential for teaching and research—not only in the growing disciplines of disability history and disability studies, but also in history, media, the arts, political science, education, and other areas where the contributions of the disability community are typically overlooked.

Content types include: periodicals, advertisements, diaries, memoirs, poetry, monographs, documentaries, internviews, performances, and more. 

Some featured collections include:

  • The Disability Rag / The Ragged Edge Periodical Archives - a complete digitized run dating back to 1980.
  • Remploy Ltd. Archives - a UK organization focused on providing employment opportunities for disabled peoples. 
  • Red Cross Records - documents coming from the American Red Cross

For more information on this archive, visit the Alexander Street Press website


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History; Interdisciplinary Studies; Social Work; Women's and Gender Studies

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