1) In The New Disability History: Douglas C. Baynton, “Disability and the Justification of Inequality in American History,” pp. 33-57
2) Douglas C. Baynton, “‘The Undesirability of Admitting Deaf Mutes’: American Immigration Policy and Deaf Immigrants, 1882-1924,” Sign Language Studies 6, no. 4 (Summer 2006): pp. 391-415 (Blackboard)
3) Examples of “ugly laws” from Susan M. Schweik, The Ugly Laws: Disability in Public (New York University Press, 2009), pp. 201-206 (Blackboard)
Choose one of the following questions to answer:
1) How has disability been used to define what makes a “good citizen?” Your answer should draw on at least two (preferably three) of the readings.
2) Alternatively, you can summarize in several sentences (or possibly a short paragraph each) your “muddiest point(s)” in the two pieces by Baynton.