Twice Removed Series 2 Episode 7
Professor David Turner explores the lives of disabled persons during the Industrial Revolution revealing attitudes far more varied then commonly perceived.
How visible were our disabled ancestors? What were their lives like? What were attitudes towards disabled people like? How can you discover your disabled ancestors?
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A Spotlight on Professor David Turner
Professor David Turner of the University of Swansea is a social and cultural historian, with expertise in disability, medicine, gender and the body.
Information on all David’s book publications can be found on his staff page at the University of Swansea here.
David’s latest book Disability in the Industrial Revolution: Physical Impairment in British coalmining 1780-1880 (co-authored with Daniel Blackie), published by Manchester University Press in 2018 is freely available to read. See OAPEN here to read the book.
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