Monday, May 2, 2011

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, 2010-2011). Most 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).


Birchenall, Javier A. "Airborne Diseases: Tuberculosis in the Union Army," _Explorations in Economic History_ 48(2)(April 2011): 325-342.

Johnson, Russell L. "'Great Injustice': Social Status and the Distribution of Military Pensions after the Civil War," _Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era_ 10(2)(April 2011): [no pages, sorry].

Laws, Jennifer. "Crackpots and Basket-Cases: A History of Therapeutic Work and Occupation," _History of the Human Sciences_ 24(2011): 65-81.

Pappous, Athanasios (Sakis), Anne Marcellini, and Eric deLéséleuc. "From Sydney to Beijing: The Evolution of the Photographic Coverage of Paralympic Games in Five European Countries," _Sport in Society_ 14(3)(2011): 355-369.

Reaume, Geoffrey. "Psychiatric Patient Built Wall Tours at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Toronto, 2000-2010," _Left History_ 15(1)(Fall-Winter 2010-2011), 129-148.

Stebbings, Chantal. "An Effective Model of Institutional Taxation: Lunatic Asylums in Nineteenth-Century England," _Journal of Legal History_ 32(1)(2011): 31-59.


Katherine Byrne, _Tuberculosis and the Victorian Literary Imagination_ (Cambridge University Press 2011).

Contributions received this month from: Geoffrey Reaume

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