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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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Williams, Mortimer and Sunnucks: Executors, Administrators and Probate

Edited by: Alexander Learmonth, Charlotte Ford, Julia Clark, John Ross Martyn
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Disability Servitude: From Peonage to Poverty

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ISBN13: 9781137540300
Published: January 2016
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £68.00



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Disability Servitude traces the history and legacy of institutional peonage. For over a century, public and private institutions across the country relied on the unpaid, forced labor of their residents and patients in order to operate.

This book describes the work they performed, in some cases for ten or more hours a day, seven days a week, and the lawsuits they brought in an effort to get paid. The impact of those lawsuits included accelerated de-institutionalization, but they fell short of obtaining equal and fair compensation for their plaintiffs. Instead, thousands of resident and patient-workers were replaced by non-disabled employees.

Disability Servitude includes a detailed history of longstanding problems with the oversight of the sub-minimum wage provision in the Fair Labor Standards Act oversight. Beckwith shows how that history has resulted in the continued segregation and exploitation of over 400,000 workers with disabilities in sheltered workshops that legally pay far less than minimum wage.

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Subjects:
Legal History, Other Jurisdictions , USA
Contents:
1. Introduction
2. Institutionalized Peonage and Involuntary Servitude
3. Fighting Forest Fires: The Lost Heritage of Competence and Contribution
4. The Peonage Cases
5. The Aftermath
6. The Peculiar Institution of Sub-minimum Wage
7. Institutional Peonage and Involuntary Servitude in Segregated 'Employment' Settings
8. Perpetuation of Peonage and Poverty in the 21st Century
9. Conclusions: Stone Buildings and Stone Walls