Disability Servitude: From Peonage to Poverty by Ruthie-Marie Beckwith

By Ruthie-Marie Beckwith

Disability Servitude strains the background and legacy of institutional peonage. For over a century, private and non-private associations around the state trusted the unpaid, pressured hard work in their citizens and sufferers with a purpose to function. This publication describes the paintings they played, occasionally for ten or extra hours an afternoon, seven days per week, and the proceedings they introduced on the way to receives a commission. The effect of these court cases integrated sped up de-institutionalization, yet they fell wanting acquiring equivalent and reasonable reimbursement for his or her plaintiffs. as an alternative, hundreds of thousands of resident and patient-workers have been changed via non-disabled staff. incapacity Servitude incorporates a particular background of longstanding issues of the oversight of the sub-minimum salary provision within the reasonable exertions criteria Act oversight. Beckwith indicates how that heritage has ended in the ongoing segregation and exploitation of over 400,000 employees with disabilities in sheltered workshops that legally pay a ways under minimal wage.

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