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Women of the Asylum

Geller, Jeffrey L. And Harris, Maxine (Eds)

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ISBN 10: 0385474229 / ISBN 13: 9780385474221
Published by Anchor Books Doubleday, NY, 1994
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Stories of "voices from behind the walls, 1840-1945" - containing stories of 26 first-person accounts of women who were placed in mental institutions against their will. Bookseller Inventory # 037953

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Title: Women of the Asylum

Publisher: Anchor Books Doubleday, NY

Publication Date: 1994

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Edition: Advance Reading Copy.

Book Type: Book

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Twenty-six first-person accounts by women placed in asylums from 1840 to 1945 provide a chilling study of women in psychiatric institutions, chronicling involuntary imprisonment by male family members, as well as voluntary commitment, social conventions, and attitudes toward women and insanity.

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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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