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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

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  • 27 of 39 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Killingworth Library Association.

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3 current holds with 39 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Killingworth Library Association 92 PACKARD MOO (Text to phone) 33420149182058 Adult Biography In transit -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1492696722
  • ISBN: 9781492696728
  • ISBN: 9781492696728 : HRD
  • ISBN: 1492696722 : HRD
  • Physical Description: pages cm
    print
  • Publisher: Naperville : Sourcebooks, 2021.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.: "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..."--
Subject: Packard, E. P. W. (Elizabeth Parsons Ware) 1816-1897
Social reformers Illinois Biography
Married women Legal status, laws, etc Illinois History 19th century
Mentally ill Commitment and detention Illinois History 19th century
Insanity (Law) United States
Women Legal status, laws, etc United States
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1001 . ‡aMoore, Kate ‡c(Writer and editor), ‡eauthor.
24514. ‡aThe woman they could not silence : ‡bone woman, her incredible fight for freedom, and the men who tried to make her disappear / ‡cKate Moore.
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504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references and index.
520 . ‡a"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..."-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
60010. ‡aPackard, E. P. W. ‡q(Elizabeth Parsons Ware), ‡d1816-1897.
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650 0. ‡aInsanity (Law) ‡zUnited States.
650 0. ‡aWomen ‡xLegal status, laws, etc. ‡zUnited States.
77608. ‡iOnline version: ‡aMoore, Kate, (Writer and editor) ‡tThe woman they could not silence ‡dNaperville : Sourcebooks, 2021. ‡z9781492696735 ‡w(DLC) 2020057493
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