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FREE PDF ✓ BOOK Voice for the Mad å DAVID L. GOLLAHER ↠ Dorothea Dix was a woman of striking paradoxes A lady of dignity and refinement she spent her days investigating the sualid world of madness probing the nation's worst hellholes Professing conservative feminine values with furious energy and keen political iThe secret of her success was to use conventional rhetoric of female subordination and self denial to camouflage her radical course of political action A woman of profound religious conviction Dix believed that God had called her to a divine mission to become the voice of the mad speaking for those unable to speak for themselves Accordi While the subject and history was interesting the actual writing was awkward and the editing terrible I almost stopped after the first few chapters because of grammatical errors duplicate words or bad spelling example could does not have a p in it copuldBut I am glad I made my way through the book since it gave me a view into the 1800s I had not had before

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Ngly she threw herself into her vocation with an all consuming intensity Obsessed with the insane she all but ignored the most celebrated reform movements of her day women's rights and antislavery This has led most historians to underestimate her Yet no Victorian woman matched Dix's record of concrete achievement nor lived a intrepid li This book was FULL of details of her life SO much so that It became very tedious It could have been shorter and still as interesting

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Voice for the Mad The Life of Dorothea DixDorothea Dix was a woman of striking paradoxes A lady of dignity and refinement she spent her days investigating the sualid world of madness probing the nation's worst hellholes Professing conservative feminine values with furious energy and keen political insight she invaded the masculine realm of government to press her agenda Indeed Dorothea Dix was the daughter of the black sheep son of a prominent New England family After an unhappy childhood Dorothea yearning to be important became one of the most well known women of the 19th century Single minded in her pursuit of mental health reform many of the publicly funded mental hospitals in America were founded as a result of her research writing and political maneuvering She was both amazingly politically savvy and amazingly politically naive She could coax hundreds of thousands of dollars out of state governments and yet she became enraged when those same governments turned their attention to any other issue than hers like slaveryShe was often aloof and fiercely independent She seems to have been unloving and unloved even while her international reputation grewThe book is long and full of places and names that uickly become too burdensome to keep straight then suddenly something totally unexpected appears like her involvement in preventing an early assassination attempt on Abraham Lincoln or her even closer ties to Millard FillI struggled through but it took a long time If you are interested in the history of mental health reform you probably need to read this It's also a fascinating look at one of the few women of that time who had political and social power but it isn't a particularly fun or easy read