Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York
Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York4.05 20 5 Author: Stacy Horn Narrator: Pam Ward
Damnation Island re-creates what daily life was like on the island, what politics shaped it, and what constituted charity and therapy in the nineteenth century. Throughout the book, we return to the extraordinary Blackwell's missionary Reverend French, champion of the forgotten, as he ministers to these inmates, battles the bureaucratic mazes of the Corrections Department and a corrupt City Hall, testifies at salacious trials, and in his diary wonders about man's inhumanity to man.
For history fans, and for anyone interested in the ways we care for the least fortunate among us, Damnation Island is an eye-opening look at a closed and secretive world. In a tale that is exceedingly relevant today, Horn shows us how far we've come-and how much work still remains.
More information about the audiobook:Publisher: HighBridge Audio
Length: 10H 11Min
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