Ten Days in a Mad-House: A Story of the Intrepid Reporter

Author:   Nellie Bly
Publisher:   Dover Publications Inc.
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9780486835440


Pages:   96
Publication Date:   31 October 2019
Format:   Paperback
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At the age of 23, pioneering reporter Nellie Bly faked dementia in order to expose abuses of patients in Blackwell's Island Insane Asylum in New York City. Such investigative journalism was unusual in 1887 - almost as rare as women reporters. Bly's subsequent articles created a sensation, exposing the rampant psychological and physical mistreatment of inmates, many of whom were not mentally ill but simply recent immigrants and other impoverished individuals without social support. Her accounts led directly to significant increases in funding and improvements in asylum management. AUTHOR: Born Elizabeth Jane Cochran, Nellie Bly (1864 1922) reported on inequalities women faced in the workplace and in the legal system, and she served as a foreign correspondent in Mexico. Two years after her undercover work at Blackwell's Island Asylum, Bly circled the globe to test the feasibility of Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days - and beat the fictional record by eight days. This new edition of her groundbreaking reports from the asylum features 17 period illustrations from the original publication.

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Author:   Nellie Bly
Publisher:   Dover Publications Inc.
Imprint:   Dover Publications Inc.
ISBN:  

9780486835440


ISBN 10:   0486835448
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   31 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Born Elizabeth Jane Cochran, Nellie Bly (1864-1922) was a pioneering investigative journalist who reported on the inequalities women faced in the workplace and the legal system. In addition to her undercover work in exposing abuses in the treatment of the mentally ill, she served as a foreign correspondent in Mexico and circled the globe to test the authenticity of Jules Verne's Around the World in 80 Days.

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