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The woman they could not silence : the shocking story of a woman who dared to fight back  Cover Image Book Book

The woman they could not silence : the shocking story of a woman who dared to fight back / Kate Moore.

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  • ISBN: 9781728242576
  • ISBN: 1728242576
  • Physical Description: 537 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes reading group guides and conversation with the author.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prologue -- Brave new world -- Dark before the dawn -- My pen shall rage -- Deal with the devil? -- Turning points -- She will rise -- Epilogue -- Postscript.
Summary, etc.:
1860: Elizabeth Packard's husband, Theophilus, feeling threatened by Elizabeth's intellect, independence, and unwillingness to stifle her own thoughts, has her committed to an insane asylum. The conditions in the asylum are horrific. But most disturbing is that many other rational women have also been committed not because they need treatment, but were instead conveniently labeled "crazy" so their voices are ignored. No one is willing to fight for their freedom, and disenfranchised 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..." --Adapted from back cover.
Original Version Note:
Originally published: Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2021]. under title: The women they could not silence : one woman, her incredible fight for freedom, and then men who tried to make her disappear.
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.
Genre: Biographies.

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Howard Whittemore Library - Naugatuck.


  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Howard Whittemore Library - Naugatuck B PACKARD, ELIZABETH MOO (Text) 34027151122440 Adult Biography Checked out 10/01/2022

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