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text Damnation Island : poor, sick, mad & criminal in 19th-century New York

Summary
"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... Read more
Contents
I: The New York City Lunatic Asylum: opened on Blackwell's Island 1839, to accommodate New York City's lunatic poor. Reverend William Glenney French: the Blackwell's Island Episcopal missionary from 1872 to 1895 ; Sister Mary Stanislaus: committed... Read more
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xii, 284 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Publisher
Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill 2018

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TADL-FLPL 362.2 HOR in Adult Available
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