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Stern, Scott W.

Summary: In 1918, shortly after her eighteenth birthday, Nina McCall was told to report to the local health officer to be examined for sexually transmitted infections. Confused and humiliated, Nina did as she was told, and the health officer performed a hasty (and invasive) examination and quickly diagnosed her with gonorrhea. Insisting she could not possibly have an STI, Nina was coerced into...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.74 STE

Kibler, Julie

Summary: In turn-of-the-20th century Texas, the Berachah Home for the Redemption and Protection of Erring Girls is an unprecedented beacon of hope for young women consigned to the dangerous poverty of the streets by birth, circumstance, or personal tragedy. Built in 1903 on the dusty outskirts of Arlington, a remote dot between Dallas and Fort Worth's red-light districts, the progressive home bucks...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown 2019

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Taylor, Barbara

Summary: In the late 1970s, Barbara Taylor, then an acclaimed young historian, began to suffer from severe anxiety. In the years that followed, Taylor’s world contracted around her illness. Eventually, her struggles were severe enough to lead to her admission to what had once been England’s largest psychiatric institution, the infamous Friern Mental Hospital in North London. The Last Asylum is Taylor’s...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The University of Chicago Press 2015

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Summary: In Ireland in the 1960s, four women were sent to the Magdalene Laundries, an institution for "fallen" women, where they will atone for their sins through a regimented life of work and prayer. They all had to work in the laundry, where the strict nuns would break everyone's wills through sadistic punishment. Based on a true story.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Miramax Home Entertainment 2004

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MAG

Zieger, Gay Pitman.

Summary: "It was a time marked both by social change and by new thinking about the welfare of children, especially the neglected, delinquent, or abused. Here Gay Zieger tells the story of the remarkable humanitarians and reformers in the Detroit area who offered such children shelter, food, and comfort. Their efforts ultimately evolved into one of the most dramatic illustrations of a "junior republic"...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.732 ZIE

Lerman, Paul

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Publisher / Publication Date: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Alcohol, Drug Abuse, and Mental Health Administration, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism 1981

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1 available in Reference, Call number: NEL 362.21 LER