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Ten Days in a Madhouse

Ten Days in a Madhouse

Написано Nellie Bly

Озвучено Alys AtteWater и LibriVox Community


Ten Days in a Madhouse

Написано Nellie Bly

Озвучено Alys AtteWater и LibriVox Community

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4/5 (96 оценки)
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2 часа
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Издано:
25 авг. 2014 г.
ISBN:
9781094250069
Формат:
Аудиокнига

Описание

In 1887 Nellie Bly, one of the first female newspaper writers, and a young reporter who would soon go on to make a career for herself as an investigative journalist and “stunt” reporter, had herself committed to the Blackwell’s Island Insane Asylum in New York. Her purpose was to discover what life was like for those who had been deemed insane. She was surprised to discover the depth of mistreatement of the patients. Partially as a result of her reporting, more money was allocated to the asylum and reforms were put into place.

Summary by Alice

Издатель:
Издано:
25 авг. 2014 г.
ISBN:
9781094250069
Формат:
Аудиокнига

Об авторе

Nellie Bly (1864–1922) was born Elizabeth Jane Cochran in a suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A writer, inventor, and lifelong advocate for a variety of feminist causes, she came to national fame with a series of articles about abuses at the mental asylum on Blackwell Island, America’s first municipal mental hospital. Ten Days in a Mad-House (1887), a collection of articles originally published in Joseph Pulitzer’s New York World, helped to change official mental health policies and pioneered a new form of investigative journalism. Bly also wrote a book about her record-breaking seventy-two-day journey around the world. After marrying successful manufacturer Robert Seaman, she became one of the country’s leading female industrialists and earned several patents for her inventions. She eventually returned to journalism, covering the Women’s Suffrage Parade of 1913 and reporting from Europe’s Eastern Front during World War I.


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  • (4/5)
    This was a very interesting book about original psyc wards!
  • (5/5)
    Great book! A classic piece about treatment of the past
  • (5/5)
    Riveting! The narrator does an excellent job of reading this account of a very brave young woman. So sad to hear of the conditions of mental institutions of the late 19 th century-yet it is full of hope at the end.
  • (4/5)
    Shocking to read. Nellie Bly was courageous to endure and then reveal the atrocities commited in asylums.
  • (1/5)
    I couldn't get into it for some reason, but a lot of other people seem to like it!.
  • (5/5)
    Very interesting and informative,. A true historical record of conditions we this day have long forgotten,.
  • (5/5)
    History, but somehow seemed so contemporary. Perhaps someone should go undercover in an immigration detention center the way Nellie Bly did in a lunatic asylum.
  • (5/5)
    My daughter chose Nellie Bly as her subject for her 8th grade National History Day project. She told me all about her and about her book. Her project turned out amazing and I decided to read the book. I was not disappointed. I found the person reading it frequently went a little too quickly but otherwise it was a great story. Very happy and definitely worth the time.
  • (3/5)
    I enjoyed the book but the reading of it was really difficult to listen to. Goofy voices and often times screeching voices for characters akin to nails on a chalkboard ??
  • (5/5)
    an excellent look into the abhorrent treatment of women in asylums at the turn of the century.
  • (5/5)

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    I liked the book a lot actually. Just hated how they made you listen to the recording of liver audio or whatever it was. You pay $9 a month and during these black cover books they sound monotone and have those ads.

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