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By Ruthie-Marie Beckwith

Disability Servitude lines the historical past and legacy of institutional peonage. For over a century, private and non-private associations around the nation depended on the unpaid, compelled exertions in their citizens and sufferers with a view to function. This e-book describes the paintings they played, in certain cases for ten or extra hours an afternoon, seven days per week, and the proceedings they introduced so one can receives a commission. The effect of these court cases incorporated speeded up de-institutionalization, yet they fell wanting acquiring equivalent and reasonable repayment for his or her plaintiffs. in its place, millions of resident and patient-workers have been changed by way of non-disabled staff. incapacity Servitude contains a precise historical past of longstanding issues of the oversight of the sub-minimum salary provision within the reasonable hard work criteria Act oversight. Beckwith exhibits how that heritage has ended in the ongoing segregation and exploitation of over 400,000 employees with disabilities in sheltered workshops that legally pay some distance under minimal wage.

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