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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 / Kate Moore.

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  • ISBN: 9781492696735
  • ISBN: 1492696730
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: Naperville : Sourcebooks, 2021.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Front Cover -- Front Flap -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Contents -- Author's Note -- Prologue -- Part One: Brave New World -- Chapter 1 -- Chapter 2 -- Chapter 3 -- Chapter 4 -- Chapter 5 -- Chapter 6 -- Chapter 7 -- Chapter 8 -- Chapter 9 -- Chapter 10 -- Chapter 11 -- Chapter 12 -- Chapter 13 -- Chapter 14 -- Chapter 15 -- Part Two: Dark before the Dawn -- Chapter 16 -- Chapter 17 -- Chapter 18 -- Chapter 19 -- Chapter 20 -- Chapter 21 -- Part Three: My Pen Shall Rage -- Chapter 22 -- Chapter 23 -- Chapter 24 -- Chapter 25 -- Chapter 26 -- Chapter 27 -- Chapter 28 -- Chapter 29
Chapter 30 -- Part Four: Deal with the Devil? -- Chapter 31 -- Chapter 32 -- Chapter 33 -- Chapter 34 -- Chapter 35 -- Part Five: Turning Points -- Chapter 36 -- Chapter 37 -- Chapter 38 -- Chapter 39 -- Chapter 40 -- Chapter 41 -- Chapter 42 -- Chapter 43 -- Chapter 44 -- Chapter 45 -- Chapter 46 -- Chapter 47 -- Part Six: She Will Rise -- Chapter 48 -- Chapter 49 -- Chapter 50 -- Chapter 51 -- Chapter 52 -- Chapter 53 -- Chapter 54 -- Chapter 55 -- Chapter 56 -- Epilogue -- Postscript -- Reading Group Guide -- A Conversation with the Author -- Selected Bibliography -- Picture Acknowledgments
Abbreviations -- Notes -- Index -- Acknowledgments -- About the Author -- Back Flap -- Back Cover
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"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..."-- Provided by publisher.
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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.
Packard, E. P. W. (Elizabeth Parsons Ware), 1816-1897.
Illinois.
United States.
Genre: Electronic books.
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