Damnation Island

Damnation Island

Poor, Sick, Mad & Criminal in 19th-century New York

Book - 2018
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"It's now known as New York City's Roosevelt Island. Originally called Blackwell's Island, it housed a lunatic asylum, prison, hospital, workhouse and almshouse in the 19th century. This book re-creates what daily life was like on the island, what politics shaped it, and what constituted therapy and charity in the nineteenth century"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781616205768
Call Number: 362.21 HORN
Characteristics: xii, 284 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: French, William Glenney, 1814-1895.
Roosevelt Island (New York, N.Y.) -- 19th century -- History.
Mental illness -- Treatment -- New York (State) -- New York -- 19th century -- History.
Psychiatric hospitals -- New York (State) -- New York -- 19th century -- History.


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