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

User Review  - Cynthia - Goodreads

Awesome compilation of essays from 19th-century and mid-20th-century female patients of lunatic asylums. Even in their brevity, many of the pieces are written with such emotional candor that a vivid portrayal results. Read full review

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

User Review  - Angel - Goodreads

Completely worth reading, full of information- the content demands to be read. But what a dull book. Read full review

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

User Review  - Julie - Goodreads

I had a hard time getting through this depressing book, so sat down and finished it in one long sitting. It's an important piece of women's history, and of general psychiatric history. Read full review

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

User Review  - Melanie - Goodreads

Didn't enjoy this book as much as I expected to. The author's parts were too "textbook" for my tastes, and the first hand accounts weren't nearly as juicy as I'd hoped. 2.5 stars. Read full review

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

User Review  - Betty Marshall - Goodreads

Confusion of characters was likened to what we as readers suffer. Bizarre. Read full review

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

User Review  - Angela Wade - Goodreads

I'm not sure why, but I wasn't nearly as moved by the accounts in this book as I expected to be. The section with the long list of reform suggestions really killed it for me, and I almost didn't pick it back up. Read full review

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

User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

This one had been sitting on my wishlist for a long time, and I finally got around to hunting down a secondhand copy. This book features excerpts from publications written by women who had been ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Amy - Goodreads

Very interesting- mainly a collection of primary documents, written by women after spending time in an asylum. A bit of commentary and context. These women wanted their accounts to be read; they were ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Kristine Pond - Goodreads

1840 - 1945 1st person accounts Read full review

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

User Review  - Carissa - Goodreads

I love first hand accounts of true events, especially if those events were somewhat tragic, and I especially love stories of women who have been considered insane, or been institutionalized in one ... Read full review


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