1) David Serlin, “Engineering Masculinity: Veterans and Prosthetics after World War Two” in Artificial Parts, Practical Lives, pp. 45-74 (Blackboard)
2) Hugh Gregory Gallagher, FDR’s Splendid Deception: The Moving Story of Roosevelt’s Massive Disability and the Intense Efforts to Conceal It from the Public (Dodd, Mead & Company, 1985), ch. 1-4 & 10, pp. 10-33, 88-105 (Blackboard)
Answer one of the following questions:
1) What kinds of pressures did rehabilitation ideology place on disabled veterans and FDR? Your answer should draw on both Serlin and Gallagher and should highlight a couple of different aspects.
2) Alternatively, you can summarize in several sentences (or possibly a short paragraph each) your “muddiest point(s)” in both pieces.