Women of the Asylum
Voices From Behind the Walls, 1840-1945Book - 1994
The 26 women who tell their stories here were incarcerated against their will, often by male family members, for holding views or behaving in ways that deviated from the norms of their day. The authors' accompanying history of both societal and psychiatric standards for women reveals the degree to which the prevailing societal conventions could reinforce the perception that these women were mad.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 1994
Branch Call Number: 362.21982/WOM