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The Resource The woman they could not silence : one woman, her incredible fight for freedom, and the men who tried to make her disappear, Kate Moore

The woman they could not silence : one woman, her incredible fight for freedom, and the men who tried to make her disappear, Kate Moore

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The woman they could not silence : one woman, her incredible fight for freedom, and the men who tried to make her disappear
Title
The woman they could not silence
Title remainder
one woman, her incredible fight for freedom, and the men who tried to make her disappear
Statement of responsibility
Kate Moore
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"1860: As the clash between the states rolls slowly to a boil, Elizabeth Packard, housewife and mother of six, is facing her own battle. The enemy sits across the table and sleeps in the next room. Threatened by Elizabeth's intellect, independence, and outspokenness, her husband of twenty-one years is plotting against her and makes a plan to put her back in her place. One summer morning, he has her committed to an insane asylum. The horrific conditions inside the Illinois State Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois, are overseen by Dr. Andrew McFarland, a man who will prove to be even more dangerous to Elizabeth than her traitorous husband. But most disturbing is that Elizabeth is not the only sane woman confined to the institution. There are many rational women on her ward who tell the same story: they've been committed not because they need medical treatment, but to keep them in line-conveniently labeled "crazy" so their voices are ignored. No one is willing to fight for their freedom, and disenfranchised both by gender and the stigma of their supposed madness, they cannot possibly fight for themselves. But Elizabeth is about to discover that the merit of losing everything is that you then have nothing to lose..."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Moore, Kate
Dewey number
  • 303.48/4092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HN80.P23
LC item number
M66 2021
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Packard, E. P. W.
  • Social reformers
  • Married women
  • Mentally ill
  • Insanity (Law)
  • Women
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
  • HISTORY / Social History
  • HISTORY / Women
Target audience
adult
Label
The woman they could not silence : one woman, her incredible fight for freedom, and the men who tried to make her disappear, Kate Moore
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Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Illustrations on end caps
  • Includes reading group guide and a conversation with the author (pages 456-464)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1228190264
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 540 pages
Isbn
9781492696728
Lccn
2020057492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1228190264
Label
The woman they could not silence : one woman, her incredible fight for freedom, and the men who tried to make her disappear, Kate Moore
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Illustrations on end caps
  • Includes reading group guide and a conversation with the author (pages 456-464)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1228190264
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 540 pages
Isbn
9781492696728
Lccn
2020057492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1228190264

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