disability history

  • The Government Pen

    by Nick Delehanty

    "The Skilcraft pen is indeed more than a pen. It’s the physical embodiment of New Deal social policies; it’s the product of disabled people’s labor, labor which has long been a site of contestation."

  • Devoted to the Deaf, Did Alexander Graham Bell Do More Harm Than Good?

    Alexander Graham Bell's invention of the telephone was, a new biographer argues, an adjunct to his passion for "oralism," a movement to encourage deaf people to speak and to reject sign language, a commitment that appears oppressive and intolerant from the perspective of the modern disability movement.