Ten Days in a Mad-house

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Wildside Press, 2009 - History - 92 pages
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Nelly Bly, posing as "Nelly Brown," went undercover to investigate the deplorable conditions of insane asylums. Her memoirs of this event form the basis of "Ten Days in a Mad-House," which forever changed the way the world looks at treatment and housing of the insane.

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User Review  - wealhtheowwylfing - LibraryThing

Nellie Bly was a reporter in New York who convinced the courts that she was insane and got herself locked away at Blackwell's Island. Her expose of the conditions there led to increased care and ... Read full review

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User Review  - MaureenCean - LibraryThing

Interesting likely first work of undercover investigative journalism by a female. I have read enough of the era and the supposed "treatment" of persons with alleged mental illness not to be shocked ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Nelly Bly is a Yale English graduate who has worked as a book editor and reviewer for Publishers Weekly. She and her husband live in New York City.

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