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Ten Days in a Mad-House

Nellie Bly

In 1887, Nellie Bly had herself committed to the notorious Blackwell's Island insane asylum in New York City with the goal of discovering what life was like for its patients. While there, Bly experienced firsthand the shocking abuse and neglect of its inmates, from inedible food to horrifyingly unsanitary conditions. Ten Days in a Mad-House is Bly's expose of the asylum. Written for Joseph Pulitzer's New York World, Bly's account chronicles her 10 days at Blackwell's Island and, upon its publication, drew public attention to the abuse of the institutionalized and led to a grand jury investigation of the facility. This series of articles established Bly as a pioneering female journalist and remains a classic of investigative reporting.

In 1887, Nellie Bly had herself committed to the notorious Blackwell's Island insane asylum in New York City with the goal of discovering what life was like for its patients. While there, Bly experienced firsthand the shocking abuse and neglect of its inmates, from inedible food to horrifyingly unsanitary conditions. Ten Days in a Mad-House is Bly's expose of the asylum. Written for Joseph Pulitzer's New York World, Bly's account chronicles her 10 days at Blackwell's Island and, upon its publication, drew public attention to the abuse of the institutionalized and led to a grand jury investigation of the facility. This series of articles established Bly as a pioneering female journalist and remains a classic of investigative reporting.
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Genres:

Psychology

Description:

In 1887, Nellie Bly had herself committed to the notorious Blackwell's Island insane asylum in New York City with the goal of discovering what life was like for its patients. While there, Bly experienced firsthand the shocking abuse and neglect of its inmates, from inedible food to horrifyingly unsanitary conditions. Ten Days in a Mad-House is Bly's expose of the asylum. Written for Joseph Pulitzer's New York World, Bly's account chronicles her 10 days at Blackwell's Island and, upon its publication, drew public attention to the abuse of the institutionalized and led to a grand jury investigation of the facility. This series of articles established Bly as a pioneering female journalist and remains a classic of investigative reporting.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Rebecca Gibel

Length:

3h 24m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:07


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:04


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:39


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

25:25


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

17:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:14


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:36


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:06


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:45


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:07


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:54


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:54


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:52


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:09