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Author Taylor, Steven J., 1949- author.

Title Acts of conscience : World War II, mental institutions, and religious objectors / Steven J. Taylor
Edition First edition
Published Syracuse, N.Y. : Syracuse University Press, 2009


Description 1 online resource (xv, 484 pages) : illustrations
Series Critical perspectives on disability
Critical perspectives on disability.
Contents "Work of national importance under civilian direction" -- "Religious training and belief" -- "An experiment in democracy" -- "A significant epoch in your life" -- "Detached units" -- "A working compromise between church and state" -- "Out of sight, out of mind" -- "A mind that found itself" -- "They asked for a hard job" -- "Bughousers" and "conchies" -- "The exposé as a progressive tool" -- "They were fighting everybody" -- "Mental hospitals are again under fire" -- "Another growing pain" -- "Scandal results in real reforms."
Summary "In the mid- to late 1940s, a group of young men rattled the psychiatric establishment by beaming a public spotlight on the squalid conditions and brutality in our nation⁰́₉s mental hospitals and training schools for people with psychiatric and intellectual disabilities."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Civilian Public Service -- History
Civilian Public Service
Civilian Public Service
Psychiatric hospitals -- United States -- History -- 20th century
People with mental disabilities -- Education -- United States -- History -- 20th century
World War, 1939-1945 -- Conscientious objectors -- United States
Hospitals, Psychiatric -- history
Mentally Ill Persons -- history
World War II
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Security.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- Social Services & Welfare.
HISTORY -- United States -- 20th Century.
Conscientious objectors
People with mental disabilities -- Education
Psychiatric hospitals
United States
United States
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009004376
ISBN 9780815651406