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|List of Illustrations|
|List of Tables|
|1||Idiots in America||7|
|2||Edward Seguin and the Irony of Physiological Education||40|
|3||The Burden of the Feebleminded||60|
|4||Living and Working in the Institution, 1890-1920||96|
|5||The Menace of the Feebleminded||131|
|6||Sterilization, Parole, and Routinization||184|
|7||The Remaking of Mental Retardation: Of War, Angels, Parents, and Politicians||225|
|Epilogue: On Suffering Fools Gladly||269|
Posted September 27, 2001
James Trent has written a thorough history of the construction of mental retardation in the United States. The book is a must read for educators, historians, and social scientists interested in disability studies.
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