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The Resource Inventing the feeble mind : a history of intellectual disability in the United States, James W. Trent Jr., Gordon College

Inventing the feeble mind : a history of intellectual disability in the United States, James W. Trent Jr., Gordon College

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Inventing the feeble mind : a history of intellectual disability in the United States
Title
Inventing the feeble mind
Title remainder
a history of intellectual disability in the United States
Statement of responsibility
James W. Trent Jr., Gordon College
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Pity, disgust, fear, cure, and prevention--all are words that Americans have used to make sense of what today we call intellectual disability. Inventing the Feeble Mind explores the history of this disability from its several identifications over the past 200 years: idiocy, imbecility, feeblemindedness, mental defect, mental deficiency, mental retardation, and most recently intellectual disability. Using institutional records, private correspondence, personal memories, and rare photographs, James Trent argues that the economic vulnerability of intellectually disabled people (and often their families), more than the claims made for their intellectual and social limitations, has shaped meaning, services, and policies in United States history
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trent, James W.
Dewey number
362.3/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV3006.A4
LC item number
T74 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WM 11 AA1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Intellectual disability
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Institutionalization
  • Social Conditions
  • United States
  • United States
  • People with mental disabilities
  • Mental retardation
  • People with mental disabilities
  • United States
Label
Inventing the feeble mind : a history of intellectual disability in the United States, James W. Trent Jr., Gordon College
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First edition published in 1995."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Idiots in America -- Edward Seguin and the irony of physiological education -- The burden of the feebleminded -- Living and working in the institution, 1890-1920 -- The menace of the feebleminded -- Sterilization, parole, and routinization -- Remaking of mental retardation : of wars, angels, parents, and politicians -- Intellectual disability and the dilemma of doubt -- Epilogue on suffering fools gladly
Control code
931861104
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxii, 369 pages
Isbn
9780199396184
Lccn
2015047794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)931861104
Label
Inventing the feeble mind : a history of intellectual disability in the United States, James W. Trent Jr., Gordon College
Publication
Copyright
Note
"First edition published in 1995."--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-347) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Idiots in America -- Edward Seguin and the irony of physiological education -- The burden of the feebleminded -- Living and working in the institution, 1890-1920 -- The menace of the feebleminded -- Sterilization, parole, and routinization -- Remaking of mental retardation : of wars, angels, parents, and politicians -- Intellectual disability and the dilemma of doubt -- Epilogue on suffering fools gladly
Control code
931861104
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Second edition.
Extent
xxii, 369 pages
Isbn
9780199396184
Lccn
2015047794
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)931861104

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