Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York

by Stacy Horn | History |
ISBN: 1616205768 Global Overview for this book
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Journal Entry 1 by thingamabrarian from Los Altos, California USA on Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Fascinating nonfiction read about Blackwell's Island (across the river from Manhattan), the 19th century home of NYC's almshouse, workhouse, charity hospitals, penitentiary, and lunatic asylum. Author does a thoughtful job of showing how we have (or haven't) progressed. Particularly interesting approach to the subject by following a Catholic priest assigned to minister to the island's residents.

Journal Entry 2 by thingamabrarian at Los Altos, California USA on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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