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.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
I had been an inmate of the asylum about nine months, and....walking down the hall to my room, opened the door, and there stood my husband. I think, for a moment or so, I never was so happy. It was his first visit to me....So he took the chair I offered him, drew it closely up to mine, and gazing into my eyes, said: "Were you insane when you were married?" Not one single, little word of kindness or gesture of tenderness, not the shadow of a greeting; simply this cruel, calculating question. Evidently, he had even then formed the determination that I should never leave that asylum alive. I did not then think this, however, and answered, more assuredly, "I was not insane when we were married." I have changed my opinion since then, materially, and willingly admit I was insane, and my most pronounced symptom was that I married him.
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Descripción Doubleday. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. 0385474229 . Nº de ref. de la librería HGT5711.2JTGG060817H0170P
Descripción Doubleday, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0385474229
Descripción Doubleday, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0385474229
Descripción Doubleday, 1994. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110385474229