Disability Rights, 1st Edition

  • Tim McNeese
  • Published By: ABDO Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 1624013570
  • ISBN-13: 9781624013577
  • DDC: 323.3
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 112 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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In our recent history, employers could fire people for being gay, women were expected to quit their jobs when they became pregnant, and those who use wheelchairs were not guaranteed access to public buildings. Tired of the injustices, people banded together to advocate for equal rights. They gave speeches, organized protests, and faced arrest. Through their efforts, what once was unthinkable became common. Essential Library of Social Change examines major social movements in American history. Readers will discover the people, events, and causes behind each movement. Engaging, straightforward text allows readers to investigate how far each struggle for social change has come and the challenges it still faces. Topics range from civil rights to feminism to gay rights. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Overcoming Disability.
2: “Lashed into Obedience”.
3: The Rise of Disability Institutions.
4: “Jobs, Not Tin Cups”.
5: Polio, War, and New Views.
6: The Independent Living Movement.
7: Activists and Section 504.
8: The Ada: The Campaign Begins.
9: A New Future for People with Disabilities.
Essential Facts.
Additional Resources.
Source Notes.
About the Author.
About the Consultant.