272 pp., 6.25 x 9.25, 16 halftones, 11 tables, notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-4531-8
Published: December 1995
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Originally published in 1995.
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About the Author
Steven Noll is adjunct assistant professor of history at the University of Florida. He holds a Ph.D. in history and is a special education teacher in the Florida public schools.
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"Exhaustively researched, clearly organized, and convincingly and felicitously written. Feeble-Minded in Our Midst is an important contribution to the literature of southern history and the history of medicine."--Journal of the History of Medicine
"Steven Noll has produced a work of historical and social significance that is impressive not only for its scope but also for the insight it provides into a seldom-seen area of public policy."--North Carolina Historical Review
"Offers a starting point for understanding the development of twentieth-century social policy in the South."--Journal of Southern History
"This is a subject that needs treatment, and Noll treats it well. He authoritatively analyzes the history of Southern institutions for the mentally retarded both from within the establishments themselves and from a broader social and political perspective."--Todd Savitt, East Carolina University
"Steven Noll's Feeble-Minded in Our Midst is an important contribution to the history of retardation and the South. It illuminates regional differences in social policy and demonstrates that the evolution of institutions for a variety of dependent persons is a far more complex phenomenon than is commonly assumed. All those concerned with social policy and dependency will find his book rewarding."--Gerald Grob, Rutgers University