Jennings on Davis, ‘Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights’

Lennard J. Davis. Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights. Boston: Beacon Press, 2015. 296 pp. $26.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8070-7156-4. Reviewed by Audra Jennings (Western Kentucky University) Published on H-Disability (July, 2017) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison Read more at H-Disability.

Rose on Hirshbein, ‘Smoking Privileges: Psychiatry, the Mentally Ill, and the Tobacco Industry in America’

Laura D. Hirshbein. Smoking Privileges: Psychiatry, the Mentally Ill, and the Tobacco Industry in America. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2015. 228 pp. $90.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8135-6397-8. Reviewed by M. Lynn Rose (American University of Iraq, Sulaimani) Published on H-Disability (July, 2017) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison Read more at H-Disability.

Lau on Reiffenrath, ‘Memoirs of Well-Being: Rewriting Discourses of Illness and Disability’

Tanja Reiffenrath. Memoirs of Well-Being: Rewriting Discourses of Illness and Disability. Body Cultures Series. Bielefeld: Transcript Verlag, 2016. 321 pp. $45.00 (paper), ISBN 978-3-8376-3546-1. Reviewed by Travis Chi Wing Lau (University of Pennsylvania) Published on H-Disability (May, 2017) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison Read more at H-Disability.

Hoole on Hamlett and Hoskins and Preston, ‘Residential Institutions in Britain, 1725-1970’

Jane Hamlett, Lesley Hoskins, Rebecca Preston, eds. Residential Institutions in Britain, 1725-1970. Perspectives in Economic and Social History Series. New York: Routledge Press, 2013. 256 pp. $153.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-84893-366-8. Reviewed by Dee Hoole (University of Aberdeen) Published on H-Disability (May, 2017) Commissioned by Iain C. Hutchison Read more at H-Disability.