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

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A great book that sheds light on the plight of women in the nineteenth-century. Often, as we heard from they own first hand accounts, many women found themselves victims of a society which saw any expression of self-determinacy an outward sign of madness. Read full review

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

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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

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Loved this book. Was very disturbing to learn about women being put in asylums mostly at the request of their husband with no psychiatric evaluation. Glad these women got to share their stores. Read full review

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

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because if what i have gone through in my life, i have always been fascinated by the tales of women institutionalized by others in their families -- the ways in which hysteria and craziness were ... Read full review


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