Blind Workers against Charity

The National League of the Blind of Great Britain and Ireland, 1893–1970

  • Matthias Reiss

Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Social Movements book series (PSHSM)

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About this book


Founded in 1893, the National League of the Blind was the first nationwide self-represented group of visually impaired people in Britain. This book explores its campaign to make the state solely responsible for providing training, employment and assistance for the visually impaired as a right, and its fight to abolish all charitable aid for them.


Disability Blindness Social Movements Protest Welfare State trade union trade union movement Britain building Great Britain Ireland politics trade

Authors and affiliations

  • Matthias Reiss
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ExeterUK

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2015
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-47330-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-36447-0
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