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The woman they could not silence : one woman, her incredible fight for freedom, and the men who tried to make her disappear

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"1860: As the clash between the states rolls slowly to a boil, Elizabeth Packard, housewife and mother of six, is facing her own battle. The enemy sits across the table and sleeps in the next room. Threatened by Elizabeth's intellect, independence, and outspokenness, her husband of twenty-one years is plotting against her and makes a plan to put her back in her place. One summer morning, he has her committed to an insane asylum. The horrific conditions inside the Illinois State Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois, are overseen by Dr. Andrew McFarland, a man who will prove to be even more dangerous to Elizabeth than her traitorous husband. But most disturbing is that Elizabeth is not the only sane woman confined to the institution. There are many rational women on her ward who tell the same story: they've been committed not because they need medical treatment, but to keep them in line-conveniently labeled "crazy" so their voices are ignored. No one is willing to fight for their freedom, and disenfranchised both 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..."--

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  • 16 of 25 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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Bedford Hills Free Library B PACKARD (Text)
New Nonfiction
31003151577688
Available
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Bronxville Public Library B PACKARD (Text)
New Nonfiction
31004151780918
Checked out
08/13/2021
Chappaqua Library 303.48 MOORE (Text)
New Nonfiction
31005600102448
Available
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Croton Free Library 303.484 M (Text)
New Nonfiction
31006151821865
Available
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Eastchester Public Library B PACKARD (Text)
New Biography
31008152551681
Checked out
07/29/2021
Greenburgh Public Library B PACKARD (Text)
New Biography
31009154865558
Available
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Hendrick Hudson Free Library B PACKARD (Text)
New Book
31016151749388
Available
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Irvington Public Library BIO PACKARD, E (Text)
New Biography
31012154536823
Available
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John C. Hart Memorial Library B PACKARD (Text)
New Biography
31030155025588
Available
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Katonah Village Library B PACKARD (Text)
New Nonfiction
31013151927130
Available
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