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Ten days in a mad-house.

Bly, Nellie, 1864-1922 (author.). Gibel, Rebecca. (Added Author).

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  • ISBN: 9781520069951 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • ISBN: 1520069952 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 audio file (3hr., 25 min.)) : digital
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Dreamscape Media, LLC : 2017.

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Restrictions on Access Note: Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note: Read by Rebecca Gibel.
Summary, etc.: In 1887, Nellie Bly had herself committed to the notorious Blackwell's Island insane asylum in New York City with the goal of discovering what life was like for its patients. While there, Bly experienced firsthand the shocking abuse and neglect of its inmates, from inedible food to horrifyingly unsanitary conditions. Ten Days in a Mad-House is Bly's expose of the asylum. Written for Joseph Pulitzer's New York World, Bly's account chronicles her 10 days at Blackwell's Island and, upon its publication, drew public attention to the abuse of the institutionalized and led to a grand jury investigation of the facility. This series of articles established Bly as a pioneering female journalist and remains a classic of investigative reporting.
System Details Note: Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Bly, Nellie, 1864-1922.
N.Y. City Lunatic Asylum.
Psychiatric hospitals > New York (State) > New York.
Mentally ill > Commitment and detention > New York (State) > New York.
Hospitals > New York (State) > New York.
Roosevelt Island (New York, N.Y.)

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