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Author Reiss, Benjamin
Title Theaters of madness : insane asylums and nineteenth-century American culture / Benjamin Reiss
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  RC443 R378 2008    AVAILABLE    30530001028968
Descript xi, 237 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [199]-229) and index
Introduction: sanative culture -- Brothers and sisters of asylumia: literary life in the New York State Lunatic Asylum -- Saneface minstrelsy: blacking up in the asylum -- Bardolatry in Bedlam: Shakespeare and early psychiatry -- Emerson's close encounters with madness -- What's the point of a revolution?: Edgar Allan Poe and the origins of the asylum -- Out of the attic: gender, captivity, and asylum exposés
Subject Psychiatric hospitals -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Psychiatric hospitals -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Hospitals in literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Mentally ill, Writings of the, American -- History and criticism
Hospitals, Psychiatric -- history -- United States
Medicine in Literature -- United States
Cultural Characteristics -- United States
History, 19th Century -- United States
Mentally Ill Persons -- history -- United States
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