The Humanity in the Ledger Books: Injury and Disability on the Panama Canal

Many scholars working in disability history struggle with the violence and grief that inheres in the archives, and the burden of our responsibility to these stories. Since 2020, we have been working on a project to transcribe the injury registers that survive from the construction of the Panama Canal. These ledger books, housed at the… Continue Reading The Humanity in the Ledger Books: Injury and Disability on the Panama Canal

Classical Liberalism and Ableism in the United States’ Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

On January 7, 2022, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gave an interview to ABC News about the current state of the Covid 19 pandemic. When asked about a study showing how effective vaccines are at protecting against severe illness and death from Covid 19, she said: If… Continue Reading Classical Liberalism and Ableism in the United States’ Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic