Twenty-six firsthand accounts that tell the terrifying history of women placed in psychiatric institutions, most often against their will, revealing the realities of their lives in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
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Women of the Asylum: Voices from Behind the Walls, 1840-1945 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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