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Ten Days in a Mad-House - Nellie Bly
Ten Days in a Mad-House
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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, she experienced firsthand the shocking abuse and neglect of its inmates, from inedible food to horrifyingly... show more
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, she 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 ten 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. Ten Days in a Mad-House established Bly as a pioneering female journalist and remains a classic of investigative reporting. This edition also includes two of Bly's shorter articles: "Trying to Be a Servant" and "Nellie Bly as a White Slave."
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781849895316 (1849895317)
Publisher: Auk Academic
Pages no: 86
Edition language: English
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Opinions of Saturn
Opinions of Saturn rated it
3.5 Ten Days in a Mad House by Nellie Bly
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,...
 Spooky's House Of Books
Spooky's House Of Books rated it
5.0 was a nightmare for me to read, made me uncomfable , but still needs to read
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 ...
VictoriaNickers
VictoriaNickers rated it
5.0 Ten Days in a Mad-house
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...
Edward
Edward rated it
3.0 Ten Days in a Mad-House
Introduction--Ten Days in a Mad-House--Trying to be a Servant--Nellie Bly as a White Slave
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 The Complete Works of Nellie Bly: Ten Days in a Mad-House, Around the World in Seventy-Two Days by Nellie Bly
bookshelves: spring-2014, e-book, mental-health, nonfiction, women Read from May 11 to 18, 2014 Bly’s strategy was simple, yet anything but easy: She’d “assume the characteristics of insanity to such a degree [as to fool] the doctors,” and then proceed to write “a plain and unvarnished narrativ...
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