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The woman they could not silence : one woman, her incredible fight for freedom, and the men who tried to make her disappear / Kate Moore.

Available copies

  • 23 of 39 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

3 current holds with 39 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Adams PL Sys. - Decatur Branch B PACKARD MOO (Text) 34207002395243 Adult Non-Fiction Biographies Available -
Boswell Grant Twp PL - Boswell 303.48 MOO (Text) 38144000417339 Nonfiction Checked out 08/10/2021
Clinton PL - Clinton 303.48 MOO (Text) 36806010354346 NEW ITEMS Checked out 08/16/2021
Culver-Union Twp PL - Culver BIO PACKARD MOORE (Text) 34304001002004 Adult - Biography Available -
Danville-Center Twp PL - Danville 303.48 Moo (Text) 32604070211738 DCTPLD AD New Non-Fiction Available -
Flora-Monroe Twp PL - Flora 303.48 MOO (Text) 50825010805702 Non-Fiction Available -
Greensburg-Decatur Co PL - Greensburg BIO PACKARD (Text) 32826014327290 New Books Checked out 08/05/2021
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown 303.4840 MOOR (Text) 39213000933709 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Hamilton North PL - Cicero Main Branch 303.48.c Moore, Kate (Text) 78294000281325 New Adult Non-Fiction Reshelving -
Hussey-Mayfield Mem. PL - Zionsville B PACKARD, E MOORE (Text) 33946003470205 New Books . 2nd Floor Checked out 08/09/2021
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781492696728
  • ISBN: 1492696722
  • Physical Description: xvi, 540 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Illustrations on end caps.
Includes reading group guide and a conversation with the author (pages 456-464).
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 465-473) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- Brave new world -- Dark before the dawn -- My pen shall rage -- Deal with the devil? -- Turning points -- She will rise -- Epilogue -- Postscript.
Summary, etc.:
"1860: As the clash between the states rolls slowly to a boil, Elizabeth Packard, housewife and mother of six, is facing her own battle. The enemy sits across the table and sleeps in the next room. Threatened by Elizabeth's intellect, independence, and outspokenness, her husband of twenty-one years is plotting against her and makes a plan to put her back in her place. One summer morning, he has her committed to an insane asylum. The horrific conditions inside the Illinois State Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois, are overseen by Dr. Andrew McFarland, a man who will prove to be even more dangerous to Elizabeth than her traitorous husband. But most disturbing is that Elizabeth is not the only sane woman confined to the institution. There are many rational women on her ward who tell the same story: they've been committed not because they need medical treatment, but to keep them in line-conveniently labeled "crazy" so their voices are ignored. No one is willing to fight for their freedom, and disenfranchised both by gender and the stigma of their supposed madness, they cannot possibly fight for themselves. But Elizabeth is about to discover that the merit of losing everything is that you then have nothing to lose..."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Packard, E. P. W. (Elizabeth Parsons Ware), 1816-1897.
Social reformers > Illinois > Biography.
Married women > Legal status, laws, etc. > Illinois > History > 19th century.
Mentally ill > Commitment and detention > Illinois > History > 19th century.
Insanity (Law) > United States.
Women > Legal status, laws, etc. > United States.
HISTORY / Social History.
HISTORY / Women.
Genre: Biography.

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