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History and Sociology of the Willowbrook State School

William Bronston


Willowbrook State School was used to warehouse as many as 6000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities between 1947 and when it was closed in 1987. In 1972 a journalist exposed the appalling practices within the 'school'. In this book the authors tell the story of what was happening at Willowbrook prior to the 1972 expose, and include a history of the treatment of people with disabilities in the United States.

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