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By Dea H. Boster

ISBN-10: 041553724X

ISBN-13: 9780415537247

ISBN-10: 1138920703

ISBN-13: 9781138920705

Disability is usually pointed out in discussions of slave healthiness, mistreatment and abuse, yet constructs of ways "able" and "disabled" our bodies encouraged the establishment of slavery has long past mostly ignored. This quantity uncovers a historical past of incapacity in African American slavery from the first checklist, reading how strategies of race, incapacity, and tool converged within the usa within the first half the 19th century.



Slaves with actual and psychological impairments frequently confronted specified obstacles and prerequisites of their prognosis, remedy, and assessment as estate. Slaves with disabilities proved an important problem to white authority figures, torn among the need to categorize them as diversified or faulty and the sensible have to comprise their "disorderly" our bodies into everyday life. Being bodily "unfit" might occasionally permit slaves to flee the constraints of bondage and oppression, and identify a degree of strength of will. additionally, principles approximately and reactions to disability—appearing as social building, felony definition, clinical phenomenon, metaphor, or masquerade—highlighted deep struggles over our bodies in bondage in antebellum America.

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