Tuesday, February 2, 2010

ANNOUNCEMENT: Current Journal Articles on Disability History

Introduction: About once a month (supply allowing), we post 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, 2009-2010). Some of them are culled from online Table of Contents sites maintained by journal publishers. We also include book chapters in new collections, cites for new books, and cites for review articles, new books, and new dissertations. Contributions are always welcomed offlist and are compiled into subsequent postings by the editor.

The usual caveats:

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).


Hirschmann, Nancy J. "Stem Cells, Disability, and Abortion: A Feminist Approach to Equal Citizenship," in Linda McClain and Joanna Grossman,  eds., _Gender Equality: Dimensions of Women’s Equal Citizenship_(Cambridge University Press 2009).

Hutchinson, John M. "What Was Tad Lincoln's Speech Problem?" _Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association_ 30(1)(Winter 2009): 35-51.

Sheldon, Peter. "Silicosis, Mechanisation, and the Demise of the Sydney Rockchoppers' Union, 1908-18," _Labour History_ 97(November 2009): 13-36.


Christopher Krentz reviewed Anne T. Quartararo, _Deaf Identity and Social Images in Nineteenth-Century France_ (Gallaudet University Press 2008) in _The American Historical Review_ 114 (5) (December 2009): 1547-1548.

Rosemary Betterton reviewed Fae Brauer and Anthea Callen, eds., _Art, Sex and Eugenics: Corpus Delicti_ (Ashgate 2009), in _The Art Book_ 17(1)(2010): 39-40.

Nancy M. Wingfield reviewed Marius Turda and Paul J. Weindling, eds.,_Blood and Homeland: Eugenics and Racial Nationalism in Central and Southeast Europe, 1900-1940_ (Central European University Press 2007), in _Journal of Contemporary History_ 45(2010): 212-214.

Michael Ashley Stein reviewed Susan Burch and Hannah Joyner, _Unspeakable: The Story of Junius Wilson_ (University of North Carolina Press 2007) in _Law and History Review_ 27(2)(Summer 2009): 470-472.

Robert J. Steinfeld reviewed Jamie L. Bronstein, _Caught in the Machinery: Workplace Accidents and Injured Workers in Nineteenth-Century Britain_ (Stanford University Press 2007), in _Law and History Review_ 27(1)(Spring 2009): 211-213.

Kelly Lytle Hernández reviewed Emily K. Abel, _Tuberculosis and the Politics of Exclusion: A History of Public Health and Migration to Los Angeles_ (Rutgers University Press 2007), in _Western Historical Quarterly_ 40(1)(Spring 2009): 95-96.

Michael Quinlan reviewed Humphrey McQueen, _Framework of Flesh: Builders' Labourers Battle for Health & Safety_ (Ginninderra Press, Adelaide, 2009), in _Labour History_ 97(November 2009): 213-215.

Ann Hardy reviewed Lee-Ann Monk, _Attending Madness: At Work in the Australian Colonial Asylum_ (Rodopi, Amsterdam, 2008), in _Labour History_ 96(May 2009): 244-245.


Sheryl Feinstein and Nicole C. D'Errico. _Tanzanian Women in their Own Words: Stories of Disability and Illness_ (Lexington Books 2009).

Jonathan M. Metzl, _The Protest Psychosis: How Schizophrenia Became a Black Disease_ (Beacon Press 2010).

Contributions received this month from Christopher Krentz, Nancy J. Hirschmann, Kathleen Sheldon

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