1) Nielsen, The New Disability History, pp. 131-156 (all of ch. 7, for e-book users)
2) In The New Disability History: Susan Burch, “Reading between the Signs: Defending Deaf Culture in Early Twentieth-Century America,” pp. 214-235
3) Susan Schwartzenberg, Becoming Citizens: Family Life and the Politics of Disability (University of Washington Press, 2005), pp. 5-9, 18-27, 35-41, 63-65 (Blackboard)
Please answer one of the following questions:
1) With few exceptions, historically people with disabilities and their families have not seen themselves as a community or as having much in common. Drawing on at least two of the readings for today, identify and discuss one reason you think this dynamic began to change in the mid-twentieth century.
2) Alternatively, you can summarize in several sentences (or possibly a short paragraph each) your “muddiest point(s)” in at least two pieces or across the readings.