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Kim Nielsen: A Disability History of the United States

Friday, 23 November 2012 | buzz
Kim Nielsen

On Friday November 23, our host Jonathan Zarov speaks with Kim Nielsen, author of A Disability History of the United States. Kim is a Professor of History and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and will be in Madison on Tuesday, Nov 27 for a talk on her book. She prefaces her discussion of the book,“I wrote the book because there has been very little discussion about people with disabilities throughout the United States. I start all the way prior to European arrival and carry it up to the present.”   Kim, who studied women in politics, found herself interested in disability history while doing research on Helen Keller. She went through a process of discovery …. more »

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