Recovering Washington's Body-Double: Disability and Manliness in the Life and Legacy of a Founding Father

@article{Foster2012RecoveringWB,
  title={Recovering Washington's Body-Double: Disability and Manliness in the Life and Legacy of a Founding Father},
  author={Thomas Foster},
  journal={Disability Studies Quarterly},
  year={2012},
  volume={32}
}
This essay closely examines early American Founder, Gouverneur Morris's personal diaries that he kept while in Paris from 1789 to 1793. Morris's writings make him an obvious candidate for a case study that uses recent and developing literature on the histories of early American disability, sexuality, and masculinity to try to understand Morris's historical context and experiences. Historical memory of Morris depicts his mobility impairment as a personal challenge that he overcame. Although he… Expand
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