Making ‘Imbeciles’ of the Poor: A Study of the Lives of People in the Berwick-upon-Tweed Union Workhouse categorised as ‘Imbeciles’ in the 1881 Census


This book tells the stories of a group of people living as inmates of the Berwick-upon-Tweed Union Workhouse in 1881, who were categorised as ‘Imbeciles.’  The book looks at what function categorising people as ‘Imbeciles’ served, the implications for the people concerned, and considers some of the lessons that can be learned in relation to how people with an intellectual disability are viewed and treated today.

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