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Women of the Asylum Voices from Behind the Walls 1840 1945The 26 women who tell their stories here were incarcerated against their will often by male family members for holding views or beh. definitely enjoyed this book I have been on a kick of books on the history of the asylum lately and this is definitely one of the better books that I have read in that categoryI really enjoyed that the majority of this book is by the women themselves I found it incredibly interesting to read their stories in their own words I couldn't believe that the majority of the women in the Asylum's judging by the women's stories and history of the time were just put there by their husbandsfamily for expressing views that were different from what was acceptable at the time or because they were believers in a different religion than their families I also couldn't believe how awful the treatment was for these women Many were forced to eat intolerable food and were abused by the people in charge yet it seemed as if the majority of women were hopeful of a change in the future of a time when women wouldn't be forced into the asylum by their husbands and would be treated with the dignity they deservedThe authors did a really good job in this book of giving the reader a good brief overview of the history of the time The book is broken down into time periods and at the start of each new time period the authors give a history of events that were going on and what women were going through at that time period I thought that the history of the time allowed the reader to better understand the stories that were in the book Given a little history of the time the stories that the women wrote were much powerfulI thought that the writing in this book was good Obviously it's of a challenge to judge the writing when the book is written by so many different authors But the actual authors themselves did a really good job of picking out stories that were easy to read and well written Overall I found this book to be extremely fascinating and enjoyable While the subject matter is relatively grim there is still a glimmer of hope for change throughout the entire book I would definitely recommend this book for those interested in women's right or a history of the mental health system in america for women Definitely worth the read

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Women of the Asylum Voices from Behind the Walls 1840 1945 Read ê 7 ✓ The 26 women who tell their stories here were incarcerated against their will often by male family members for holding views or behaving in ways that deviated from the norms of their day The authors' accompanying history of both societal and pAving in ways that deviated from the norms of their day The authors' accompanying history of both societal and psychiatric standard. I had a hard time rating this book as a like because of the heart rending material in its pages First person written narratives from women committed to insane asylums does not make for easy reading Geller does an excellent job of introducing the various periods of time covered by the narratives and in providing an overview of the contemporary psychological practices and beliefs The women tell their stories in deep emotional words that depict the despair and utter devastation they suffered in asylums Committed by their families for unbelievable reasons not agreeing with a husband's beliefs daring to speak up at a public meeting being a spiritualist the women do not have any recourse to fight the incarceration process and to obtain their releases Sobering

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S for women reveals the degree to which the prevailing societal conventions could reinforce the perception that these women were ma. I feel good reading this for an interesting reason these women often seem to have little hope in anything other than that someone someday would read their words and know what they endured The other comments on here are correct the editors are definitely focused on affluent and very literate white women I'd love to read an accompanying book of collected experiences of black Native American or other minority women But the editors seem to have simply been looking to collect certain kinds of stories not because of racism just because that's what they were looking at Very interesting and some of the writings are really moving