Unspeakable The Story of Junius Wilson

ISBN-10: 0807831557

ISBN-13: 9780807831557

Edition: 2007

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Junius Wilson (1908-2001) spent 76 years at a state mental hospital in Goldsboro, North Carolina, including 6 in the criminal ward. He had never been declared insane by a medical professional or found guilty of any criminal charge. But he was deaf and black in the Jim Crow South. Unspeakable is the story of his life. In addition to offering a bottom-up history of life in a segregated mental institution, Burch and Joyner's biography also enriches the traditional interpretation of Jim Crow by highlighting the complicated intersections of race and disability as well as of community and language.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 11/19/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 320
Size: 6.12" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Hannah Joyner is an independent scholar and author of From Pity to Pride: Growing Up Deaf in the Old South.

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