This long-awaited reader explores the history of Canadian people with disabilities from Confederation to current day. This collection focuses on Canadians with mental, physical, and cognitive disabilities, and discusses the ways in which they lived, worked, and influenced public policy in Canada.
Organized by time period, the 23 chapters in this collection are authored by a diverse group of scholars who discuss the untold histories of Canadians with disabilities-Canadians who influenced science and technology, law, education, healthcare, and social justice. Selected chapters discuss disabilities among Indigenous women; the importance of community inclusion; the ubiquity of stairs in the Montreal metro; and the ethics of disability research. Untold Stories: A Canadian Disability History Reader offers an exceptional presentation of influential people with various disabilities who brought about social change and helped to make Canada more accessible.
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Nancy Hansen is an Associate Professor and the Director of the Interdisciplinary Master's Program in Disability Studies at the University of Manitoba.
Roy Hanes is an Associate Professor in the School of Social Work at Carleton University.
Diane Driedger is an Assistant Professor in the Interdisciplinary Master's Program in Disability Studies at the University of Manitoba.
Nancy Hansen, Roy Hanes, and Diane Driedger
Section I: Setting the Stage
"Out from Under": A Brief History of Everything
Kathryn Church, Melanie Panitch, Catherine Frazee, and Phaedra Livingstone
Posthumous Exploitation? The Ethics of Researching, Writing, and Being Accountable as a Disability Historian
Uncovering Disability History
Section II: Confederation to the Early Twentieth Century
"Blindness Clears the Way": E. B. F. Robinson's The True Sphere of the Blind (1896)
The Education of "Good" and "Useful" Citizens: Work, Disability, and d/Deaf Citizenship at the Ontario Institution for the Education of the Deaf, 1892-1902
"An Excuse for Being So Bold": D. W. McDermid and the Early Development of the Manitoba Institute for the Deaf and Dumb, 1888-1900
Sandy R. Barron
Remembering the Boys
Caroline E. M. Carrington-Decker
"Someone in Toronto ... Paid Her Way Out Here": Indentured Labour and Medical Deportation-The Precarious Work of Single Women
Service Clubs and the Emergence of Societies for Crippled Children in Canada: The Rise of the Ontario Society for Crippled Children, 1920-1940
Section III: Into the Mid-twentieth Century
Work, Education, and Privilege: An Alberta City's Parasitical Relationship to Its Total Institution for "Mental Defectives"
Disability as Social Threat: Examining the Social Justice Implications of Canada's Eugenic History
Phillip B. Turcotte
The Impact of Ventilation Technology: Contrasting Consumer and Professional Perspectives
Joseph Kaufert and David Locker
Section IV: The 1960s to the 1980s
Je me souviens: The Hegemony of Stairs in the Montreal Metro
Organizing for Change: The Origins and History of the Manitoba League of the Physically Handicapped, 1967-1982
The Council of Canadians with Disabilities: A Voice of Our Own, 1976-2012
Building an Accessible House of Labour: Work, Disability Rights, and the Canadian Labour Movement
Justin Clark and the Writ of Habeas Corpus
Section V: To the End of the Twentieth Century and Beyond
Winnipeg Community Centre of the Deaf: Program Development as Community Development
Charlotte Enns, Bruce Koskie, Rita Bomak, and Gregory Evans
History of Science and Technology and Canadians with Disabilities
Gregor Wolbring and Natalie Ball
"Like Alice through the Looking Glass" II: The Struggle for Accommodation Continues
Triple Jeopardy: Native Women with Disabilities
The Community Inclusion Project in Manitoba: Planning for the Residents of the Pelican Lake Training Centre
Zana Marie Lutfiyya, Dale C. Kendel, and Karen D. Schwartz
Living in the Midst: Re-imagining Disability through Auto/biography