1) Jennifer Davis McDaid, “‘How a One-Legged Rebel Lives’: Confederate Veterans and Artificial Limbs in Virginia,” in Katherine Ott, David Serlin, and Stephen Mihm, eds., Artificial Parts, Practical Lives: Modern Histories of Prosthetics in America (NYU Press, 2002), pp. 119-143 (Blackboard)
2) Douglas C. Baynton, “‘A Silent Exile on this Earth’: The Metaphorical Construction of Deafness in the Nineteenth Century,” American Quarterly 44, no. 2 (June 1992): pp. 216-243 (Blackboard)
3) Nielsen, A Disability History of the United States, p. 78-87 (first section of ch. 5)
Chose one of these questions to answer:
1) Drawing on at least two of McDaid, Baynton, and Nielsen, how do you think the cultural meaning(s) of disability changed in the wake of the Civil War?
2) Alternatively, you can summarize in several sentences (or possibly a short paragraph each) your “muddiest point(s)” in at least two of McDaid, Baynton, and Nielsen.