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- DescriptionIn the mid-1800s a utopian movement to rehabilitate the insane resulted in a wave of publicly funded asylums - many of which became unexpected centers of cultural activity. This work prompts us to reflect on what our society can learn from a generation that urgently and creatively tried to solve the problem of mental illness.
- Author BiographyBenjamin Reiss is associate professor of English at Emory University and the author of The Showman and the Slave: Race, Death, and Memory in Barnum's America.
- PrizesShortlisted for British Society for Literature and Science Book Prize 2008.
- Author(s)Benjamin Reiss
- PublisherThe University of Chicago Press
- Date of Publication17/10/2008
- GenreHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationChicago, IL
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Chicago Press
- Content Note14 halftones
- Weight360 g
- Width170 mm
- Height230 mm
- Spine15 mm
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