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]
Characteristics: xii, 284 pages ; 24 cm
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781616205768 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Call Number: 362.2109 HORN


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