Unspeakable : The Story of Junius Wilson (Hardcover)

Author: Burch, Susan

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Junius Wilson (1908-2001) spent 76 years at a state mental hospital in Goldsboro, North Carolina, including 6 in the criminal ward. He had never been declared insane by a medical professional or found guilty of any criminal charge. But he was deaf and black in the Jim Crow South. "Unspeakable" is the story of his life. In addition to offering a bottom-up history of life in a segregated mental institution, Burch and Joyner's biography also enriches the traditional interpretation of Jim Crow by highlighting the complicated intersections of race and disability as well as of community and language.

Specifications

Publisher Univ of North Carolina Pr
Mfg Part# 9780807831557
SKU 204478125
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0807831557
Release Date 11/1/2007
Physical
Dimensions (in Inches) 9.5H x 6.5L x 1.25T
Praise
"An engrossing and insightful look at changes in how race and disability have been viewed from the perspective of one man's life."
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0304
Publisher University of North Carolina Press
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