Disability and Freak Shows: A History

Welcome to the latest post in my series on disability as entertainment. This week I will be discussing the history of freak shows, with a particular emphasis on the 19th century version. This of course was the era of P.T. Barnum, who, in recent years has been brought back into the public’s mind, through the musical movie The Greatest Showman. You may be disappointed, but not surprised to hear that the reality of the…

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The Wheelchair Historian

Wheelchair user with an interest in history, so I created a blog about history, with a particular emphasis on disability.