Ten Days in a Mad House
Since my experiences in Blackwell's Island Insane Asylum were published in the World I have received hundreds of letters in regard to it. The edition containing my story long since ran out, and I have been prevailed upon to allow it to be published in book form, to satisfy the hundreds who are... show more
Since my experiences in Blackwell's Island Insane Asylum were published in the World I have received hundreds of letters in regard to it. The edition containing my story long since ran out, and I have been prevailed upon to allow it to be published in book form, to satisfy the hundreds who are yet asking for copies.I am happy to be able to state as a result of my visit to the asylum and the exposures consequent thereon, that the City of New York has appropriated $1,000,000 more per annum than ever before for the care of the insane. So I have at least the satisfaction of knowing that the poor unfortunates will be the better cared for because of my work
Publish date: 2016-07-27
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2010-12-22)
Pages no: 120
Edition language: English
★★★★★ (5 von 5 Sterne)Inhalt:„Die Irrenanstalt auf Blackwell´s Island ist eine menschliche Mausefalle. Es ist leicht hineinzukommen, aber unmöglich herauszukommen.“ Es war das Jahr 1887 als die junge Journalistin Nellie Bly den Auftrag bekam, sich undercover auf Blackwell´s Island einzuschleusen. Ü...
I probably would have liked reading Bly’s landmark investigative journalism more if this edition didn’t include a host of similar articles at the end with titles like “Nellie Bly as a White Slave.” A better description would be “Nellie Bly Doesn’t Realize References and Work Experience is Important,...
Soon to be a major motion picture: A courageous female journalist’s classic exposé of the horrific treatment of the mentally ill in nineteenth-century America In 1887, Nellie Bly accepted an assignment from publisher Joseph Pulitzer of the New York World and went undercover at the lunatic asylum on ...
Hat's off to you, Nellie Bly. My new hero. For the sake of a story, she faked insanity and she got herself admitted into an insane asylum then wrote an exposé on the Blackwell's Island women's asylum in New York. Not knowing how, or if, she or anybody else would be able to get her out. And all th...
Introduction--Ten Days in a Mad-House--Trying to be a Servant--Nellie Bly as a White Slave