Sunday, December 7, 2008

ANNOUNCEMENT: Current Journal Articles on Disability History

About once a month, and appearing as an an occasional feature of H-Disability, Penny L. Richards, a PhD Research Scholar at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women and Co-editor of H-Education and H-Disability, compiles and posts a listing of recently published historical articles about disability (somewhat broadly defined). These articles are usually found on the "current periodicals" shelves at a university library, from the most recent two calendar years (right now, 2007-2008). Some of them are culled from online Table of Contents sites maintained by journal publishers. Additional sources include book chapters in new collections, cites for new books, and cites for review articles, new books, and new dissertations.

She welcomes contributions offlist that are compiled into subsequent postings. Her usual caveats for contributions are:

"1) your definitions of history and disability may exclude some of these articles, and include others;

2) listing here does not necessarily constitute a recommendation of the articles involved; and

3) only English-language tables of contents or abstracts are usually culled (but works in other languages are welcome from contributors)."


Gambino, Matthew. "'These Strangers Within our Gates': Race, Psychiatry, and Mental Illness among Black Americans at St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington DC, 1900-40," _History of Psychiatry_ 19(4)(2008): 387-408.

Wheatcroft, Sue. "Children's Experiences of War: Handicapped Children in England During the Second World War," _Twentieth Century British History_ 19(2008): 480-501.

Ziff, Katherine K., David O. Thomas, and Patricia M. Beamish, "Asylum and Community: The Athens Lunatic Asylum in Nineteenth-Century Ohio," _History of Psychiatry_ 19(4)(2008): 409-432.


Bob Sanchez reviewed Paul A. Lombardo, _Three Generations, No Imbeciles: Eugenics, the Supreme Court, and Buck v. Bell_ (Johns Hopkins UP 2008), in _The Internet Review of Books_ 2(2)(November 2008): online here:

Thomas E. Phillips reviewed Chad Hartsock, _Sight and Blindness in Luke-Acts: The Use of Physical Features in Characterization_ (Brill 2008), in _Religious Studies Review_ 34(4)(November 2008): 297-298.

Barry Edginton reviewed Carla Yanni, _The Architecture of Madness: Insane Asylums in the United States_ (University of Minnesota Press 2007), in _History of Psychiatry_ 19(2008): 509-512.

Catharine Coleborne reviewed Julie Parle, _States of Mind: Searching for Mental Health in Natal and Zululand, 1868-1918_ (University of KwaZulu-Natal Press 2007), in _Social History of Medicine_ 21(3) (2008): 611-612.

Allan Ingram reviewed Jeremy Schmidt, _Melancholy and the Care of the Soul: Religion, Moral Philosophy, and Madness in Early Modern England_ (Ashgate 2007), in _Journal for Eighteenth-Century Studies_ 31(4)(2008): 629-630.


Gary Presley, _Seven Wheelchairs: A Life Beyond Polio_ (University of Iowa Press 2008).


Sebastian Bartsch (University of Cologne 2007): "Geistig behinderte Menschen in der SBZ/DDR. Erziehung, Bildung, Betreuung. 1945-1989/90" (People with intellectual disabilities in the Soviet Sector/GDR. Education and care. 1945-1989/90) Published as: Geistig behinderte Menschen in der DDR. Erziehung - Bildung - Betreuung. Lehren und Lernen mit behinderten Menschen, Bd. 12. Athena- Verlag, Oberhausen 2007 (People with intellectual disabilities in the GDR. Education and care. Series "Teaching and learning with people with disabilities", volume 12. Athena-Verlag, Oberhausen 2007)

Contributions received this month from: Iain Hutchison, John Erlen, Gary Presley, Sebastian Bartsch

Compiled by
Penny L. Richards PhD
Research Scholar, UCLA Center for the Study of Women
Co-editor, H-Education and H-Disability