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Ten Days in a Mad-House

Ten Days in a Mad-House
  

Burdened again with theater and arts reporting, Bly left the Pittsburgh Dispatch in 1887 for New York City. Penniless after four months, she talked her way into the offices of Joseph Pulitzer's newspaper the New York World, and took an undercover assignment for which she agreed t... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780464073826
Barcode 9780464073826
Published 16 July 2019
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Author(s) By Bly, Nellie
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ISBN-13 9780464073826
ISBN-10 0464073820
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Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher unlisted
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Publication Date 16 July 2019
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Bly, Nellie
Category Biography & Autobiography
American History
Social Welfare & Social Services
Social Work
Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Publishing Industry
Mental Health Services
History Of Medicine
Family, Home & Self Help
Number of Pages 98
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 5mm
Weight 141g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Medicine: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 362.2109747
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Burdened again with theater and arts reporting, Bly left the Pittsburgh Dispatch in 1887 for New York City. Penniless after four months, she talked her way into the offices of Joseph Pulitzer's newspaper the New York World, and took an undercover assignment for which she agreed to feign insanity to investigate reports of brutality and neglect at the Women's Burdened again with theater and arts reporting, Bly left the Pittsburgh Dispatch in 1887 for New York City. Penniless after four months, she talked her way into the offices of Joseph Pulitzer's newspaper the New York World, and took an undercover assignment for which she agreed to feign insanity to investigate reports of brutality and neglect at the Women's Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell's Island. It was not an easy task for Bly to be admitted to the Asylum: She first decided to check herself into a boarding house called Temporary Homes for Females. She stayed up all night long to give herself the wide-eyed look of a disturbed woman, and began makion Blackwell's Island. It was not an easy task for Bly to be admitted to the Asylum: She first decided to check herself into a boarding house called Temporary Homes for Females. She stayed up all night long to give herself the wide-eyed look of a disturbed woman, and began making accusations that the other boarders were insane. Bly told the assistant matron There are so many crazy people about, and one can never tell what they will do. She refused to go to bed, and eventually scared so many of the other boarders that the police were called to take her to the nearby courthouse. Once examined by a police officer, a judge, and a doctor, Bly was taken to Blackwell's Island. Committed to the asylum, Bly experienced the deplorable conditions firsthand. After ten days, the asylum released Bly at The World's behest. Her report, later published in book form as Ten Days in a Mad-House, caused a sensation, prompted the asylum to implement reforms, and brought her lasting fame

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