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Voice for the mad the life of Dorothea Dix by David Gollaher

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Published by Free Press in New York .
Written in English



  • United States


  • Dix, Dorothea Lynde, 1802-1887.,
  • Women social reformers -- United States -- Biography.,
  • Mentally ill -- Care -- United States -- History.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 503-526) and index.

StatementDavid Gollaher.
LC ClassificationsHV28.D6 G65 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 538 p. :
Number of Pages538
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1272799M
ISBN 100029123992
LC Control Number95004134

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Voice for the Mad: The Life of Dorothea Dix David L. Gollaher, Author Free Press $28 (p) ISBN Buy this book. With single-minded determination, Dix (), a New England. Get this from a library! Voice for the mad: the life of Dorothea Dix. [David Gollaher] -- Describing in horrifying detail the conditions she witnessed in jails, prisons, and asylums, this biography of Dorothea Dix documents her crusade to help the impoverished mentally ill by lobbying. VOICE FOR THE MAD: A Life of Dorothea Dix. By. GET WEEKLY BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS: Email Address Subscribe. Tweet. KIRKUS REVIEW. And as he thus made his defence, Festus saith with a loud voice, Paul, thou art mad; thy much learning doth turn thee to madness. Webster's Bible Translation And as he was thus speaking for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee insane.

William Richard West (born Ap ), better known as Billy West, is an American voice actor, musician, singer, and most notable voice roles include the title characters of Doug and The Ren & Stimpy Show, as well as the Futurama characters Philip J. Fry, Professor Farnsworth, Dr. Zoidberg, and Zapp commercials, he is the current voice of the Red M&M and. A compassionate portrait of a complicated 19th-century woman who converted the conventions of genteel ``femininity'' into a substantial public career. Dorothea Dix, advocate for the impoverished mentally ill and founder of the asylum movement, knew whereof she spoke. Battling periodic depression, the chronically restive Dix also overcame anxieties connected with her gender and social class. I bought this book after reading the following award citation it received from the Organization of American Historians: "VOICE FOR THE MAD provides more than a fine analysis of how and why a key northern antebellum reformer came to her reform, more than a well-written, sophisticated account of how a well-traveled reformer sought progress in Europe and the Americas, more than an illuminating /5. Your answer is great. One comment though, the phrase "half way between a whisper and a shout" may seem to add dynamic, but all you say is "my voice was normal", which doesn't fit the rest of the sentence. It could work well in a book that is fast paced and doesn't encourage much reflection.