Woman They Could Not Silence

one woman, her incredible fight for freedom, and the men who tried to make her disappear

Kate Moore

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Beschreibung

From the internationally bestselling author of The Radium Girls comes a dark but ultimately uplifting tale of a woman whose incredible journey still resonates today.

Elizabeth Packard was an ordinary Victorian housewife and mother of six. That was, until the first Woman’s Rights Convention was held in 1848, inspiring Elizabeth and many other women to dream of greater freedoms. She began voicing her opinions on politics and religion — opinions that her husband did not share. Incensed and deeply threatened by her growing independence, he had her declared ‘slightly insane’ and committed to an asylum.

Inside the Illinois State Hospital, Elizabeth found many other perfectly lucid women who, like her, had been betrayed by their husbands and incarcerated for daring to have a voice. But just because you are sane, doesn’t mean that you can escape a madhouse …

Fighting the stigma of her gender and her supposed madness, Elizabeth embarked on a ceaseless quest for justice. It not only challenged the medical science of the day and saved untold others from suffering her fate, it ultimately led to a giant leap forward in human rights the world over.

A multiple Sunday Times bestselling author, Kate Moore has written more than fifteen books across various genres, including history, biography and gift. Her last book was the award-winning international bestseller The Radium Girls, which was selected for Emma Watson’s Our Shared Shelf book club. She is based in London.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 560
Erscheinungsdatum 22.06.2021
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-914484-00-1
Verlag Faber Factory Plus GBS
Maße (L/B) 23.4/15.3 cm

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