Lewis Siegelbaum

Lewis Siegelbaum

Lewis Siegelbaum is professor of Russian history at Michigan State University.

The Disabled in the Soviet Union

Past and Present, Theory and Practice

In topics ranging from industrial accident prevention before and during Stalin’s industrialization drive to the long and complex history of the Soviet science called defectology, the essays in this collection chronicle the responses of the state and society to a variety of disabled groups and disabilities. Also included, in addition to the editors, are Julie Brown, Vera Dunham, David Joravsky, Janet Knox and Alex Kozulin, Stephen and Ethel Dunn, Bernice Madison, Paul Raymond, and Mark Field.

This unusual and provocative collection brings to light a dimension of Soviet history and policy rarely explored.