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Author Schweik, Susan M. (Susan Marie), 1956-

Title The ugly laws : disability in public / Susan M. Schweik.

Publication Info. New York : New York University, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    346.7301 SCH    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Description xii, 431 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series The history of disability
History of disability series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-404) and index.
Contents Producing the unsightly -- Getting ugly -- The law in context -- The law in language -- Dissimulations -- Gender, sexuality, and the ugly law -- Immigration, ethnicity, and the ugly law -- Race, segregation, and the ugly law -- The right to the city -- Rehabilitating the unsightly -- All about ugly laws (for ten cents).
Summary In the late-19th and early-20th centuries, municipal laws targeting 'unsightly beggars' sprang up in cities across America. This book uncovers the murky history behind the laws, situating the varied legislation in its historical context and exploring the details of the laws.
Subject People with disabilities -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- History.
Beggars -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States -- History.
Discrimination against people with disabilities -- Law and legislation -- United States -- History.
People with disabilities -- United States -- History.
Beggars -- United States -- History.
ISBN 9780814740576 (cloth ; alk. paper)
081474057X (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780814783610 paperback

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