Enabling Acts (Hardback)
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Enabling Acts (Hardback)

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Hardback 296 Pages / Published: 27/08/2015
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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the widest ranging piece of civil rights legislation ever passed in the history of the United States, and it has become the model for most civil rights laws around the world. The untold story behind the Act is anything but a dry account of bills and speeches. Rather, it's a fascinating story of how a group of leftist Berkeley hippies managed to make an alliance with upper-crust, conservative Republicans to bring about a truly bi-partisan bill. In this engaging account, acclaimed disability scholar Lennard J. Davis tells the behind-the-scenes and on the ground story of an often forgotten or ignored civil rights fight while illustrating the successes and shortcomings of the ADA in areas ranging from employment, education, and transportation to shifting social attitudes. Published for the 25th anniversary of the ADA, this book promises to powerfully ignite readers in a discussion of disability rights in America.

Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807071564
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 33 mm

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