Monthly archive for ‘ October, 2013 ’

Week Nine Resource

23rd October 2013 | 0 Comments

The Great Drama or Millennial Harbinger, was written by Elizabeth Packard in 1878. Elizabeth wrote several books on her accounts including this one. She strategically based her written works to make her goal for societal change. I will be using this piece in my research project on her. Her writings are what separated her from […]


Resource Week 8

16th October 2013 | 0 Comments

Since we are discussing Freud this week, I found an article by Diane Hunter called  Hysteria, Psychoanalysis, and Feminism: The Case of Anna O. This article deals with Freud and how he incorporated Anna (Bertha) into his study of hysteria even though he had never met her. It also brings the idea of hysteria into […]


Review for Carla Yanni’s The Architecture of Madness

9th October 2013 | 0 Comments

In Carla Yanni’s book on asylum architecture, The Architecture of Madness: Insane Asylums in the United States, gives an extensive look at the effect culture, psychiatry, and treatment played a key role in the y-building of insane asylums. Yanni argues that architecture was a pushing factor in curing the mentally-ill. The book shows the role […]


Resource for Week 7

9th October 2013 | 0 Comments

Barry Edginton’s The Design of Moral Architecture at The York Retreat, discusses how important architecture was for the ideal of Moral Treatment. I believe this article goes well with our reading for this week because Britain’s asylum architecture for the York Retreat eventually influenced America’s mental hospitals. The author focusses on the founder of the York Retreat, William […]


Resource for Week 6

1st October 2013 | 0 Comments

After reading the first half of the book I was interested in looking more at how minstrels affected American society and culture in general. The following link discusses minstrels in the nineteenth-century and what they consisted of. The article also discusses how Mark Twain became familiar with minstrels and how they spread through America by […]



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