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"Defectives" at the Fair: Constructing Disability at the 1904 Saint Louis World's Fair

by SKeira Mar 16, 2015
When Dec 03, 2004
from 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
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JAMES TRENT

Professor of Sociology and Social Work, Gordon College

James Trent is professor of sociology and social work at Gordon College. He is the author of Inventing the Feeble Mind: A History of Mental Retardation in the United States(1994) and with Steven Noll, Mental Retardation: An Historical Reader (2004).

Department of Sociology and Social Work, Gordon College

"Defectives" at the Fair: Constructing Disability at the 1904 Saint Louis World's Fair

The lecture considers what displays and discourses about disability at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair meant for shaping an early twentieth-century national view of disability and race.

December 3, 2004
3:00 p.m.
Foster Auditorium, 101 Pattee Library