Women of the Asylum: Voices from Behind the Walls, 1840-1945

Women of the Asylum: Voices from Behind the Walls, 1840-1945

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ISBN-13: 9780385474238
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/01/1995
Pages: 384
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.75(d)

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Women of the Asylum: Voices from Behind the Walls, 1840-1945 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Leser on LibraryThing 8 months ago
There is nothing like first hand accounts to bring the deplorable condition of the Insane Asylum in the mid 19th to early 20th centuries. How easy it was for a husband to get rid of an unwanted wife, just bring her to an Insane Asylum to be committed. And how hopeless the incarceration. Cruelty was rampant and only changed its instruments and intensity over time. This book is alarming in presenting an aspect of Women's Studies that is rarely expounded upon
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