Disability and Industrial Society

Disability History Festival: Daniel Blackie - 'Disability and the Industrial Revolution'

Aug. 22, 2014


A recording of a public talk by Dr Daniel Blackie. Part of our Disability History Festival for the IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea. It is often said that the Industrial Revolution is to blame for the discrimination and marginalisation experienced by disabled people. This talk draws on historical research from the Disability and Industrial Society 1780-1948 project (co-ordinated by Swansea University) and assesses how accurate this view really is. In doing so, the presentation aims to demonstrate that disability history is of significance to everyone, not only disabled people.

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