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Enabling Acts: The Hidden History of How the American with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest U.S. Minority Its Rights

by Lennard J. Davis Author

Being raised by Deaf parents gave Lennard Davis a close-up look at the discrimination faced by folks with disabilities in the United States. He wrote this fascinating, comprehensive history of the fight for rights that resulted in the Americans with Disabilities Act -- the ADA. It's a powerful story with many twists and turns, and it was never an easy path or assured outcome to gaining legal rights. This is valuable history whether you're a third-wave disability rights activist looking to learn about the work that came before yours, or if you're totally new to the topic and want to learn a fascinating, rarely-told slice of US history.