The online exhibit, How Civil War Veterans Transformed Disability, uses nearly 100 primary sources from a variety of collections, with a focus on the Library of Congress and the Massachusetts Historical Society. The exhibit also references nearly 50 secondary sources.
All sources are cited–with thumbnail images and fully spelled out URLs–on pages 6-15 of the unit plan from the Reform to Equal Rights: K-12 Disability History Curriculum. Link to the Grades 8-10: How Civil War Veterans Transformed Disability unit plan. Find photos, drawings, government documents and reports, letters, maps, political cartoons, posters, sheet music, speeches, artifacts, recordings, and oral histories.
We are especially grateful to Mass Humanities, historian Graham Warder, UMass Amherst Public History graduate student Emma Lewis, and the Massachusetts Historical Society for their help with research and organizing this body of sources. See the Acknowledgements page of this exhibit for further information on source collections.