Linker on Jennings, ‘Out of the Horrors of War: Disability Politics in World War II America’

Audra Jennings. Out of the Horrors of War: Disability Politics in World War II America. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016. 296 pp. 55.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8122-4851-7. Reviewed by Beth Linker (University of Pennsylvania) Published on H-Disability (April, 2017) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison Read more at H-Disability.

Call for Items: Disability History Association Newsletter (Spring 2017)

It’s that time again! If you have announcements, essays, calls, commentaries, reports, or other goodies to share in the Disability History Association newsletter for Spring 2017, please send  submissions to Penny Richards at turley2@earthlink.net To check out what diverse kinds of content we have included in the past, visit previous issues here: http://dishist.org/?page_id=27 Also, many thanks… Continue Reading Call for Items: Disability History Association Newsletter (Spring 2017)

Buckingham on Newman, ‘Writing Disability: A Critical History’

Sara Newman. Writing Disability: A Critical History. Disability in Society Series. Boulder: FirstForumPress, 2013. vii + 207 pp. $62.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-935049-54-8. Reviewed by Jane Buckingham (University of Canterbury) Published on H-Disability (April, 2017) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison Read more at H-Disability.

Smith on Osborn, ‘Rum Maniacs: Alcoholic Insanity in the Early American Republic’

Matthew Warner Osborn. Rum Maniacs: Alcoholic Insanity in the Early American Republic. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014. 280 pp. $48.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-09989-7. Reviewed by Iain Smith (Gartnavel Royal Hospital) Published on H-Disability (April, 2017) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison Read more at H-Disability.

Adamo on Walloch, ‘The Antivaccine Heresy’

Karen Walloch. The Antivaccine Heresy. Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2015. 400 pp. $125.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-58046-537-3. Reviewed by Julie Adamo (Mount Holyoke College) Published on H-Disability (April, 2017) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison Read more at H-Disability.