Life of Dorothea Lynde Dix


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A biography of a woman who advocated for the humane treatment of people with mental illness. As a young woman travelling overseas, Dorothea Dix met with people who were interested in reforming how the mentally ill were treated. Returning to America, she pushed for changes and proper care for these individuals, meeting with strong resistance. Her work ultimately resulted in social reform and the creation of asylums. Dorothea Dix was a tireless crusader and instrumental in important social reforms in the United States and the world. - Summary by Phyllis Vincelli (16 hr 16 min)

Chapters

Preface 16:30 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 1 - Birth and Ancestry 30:18 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 2 - Begins Teaching in Boston 31:33 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 3 - The Island of St. Croix 21:40 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 4 - The Model School and its Penalty 20:25 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 5 - In Liverpool England 22:04 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 6 - The Older Theories of Insanity 17:35 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 7 - The Breaking of a New Day 31:50 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 8 - The Descent into Inferno 29:06 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 9 - Success of the First Memorial 28:29 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 10 - Rhode Island Next 24:56 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 11 - My First Born Child 41:18 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 12 - "In Journeyings Often" 30:28 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 13 - "Veni, Vidi, Vici!" 40:43 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 14 - The Burden Growing Heavier 39:07 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 15 - The Five Million Acre Bill 34:31 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 16 - The 12,225,000 Acre Bill (Sessions 1850-51) 16:16 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 17 - Again the 12,225,000 Acre Bill ! (Sessions 1852-54) 13:54 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 18 - The Presidential Veto 19:11 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 19 - In England Again 17:59 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 20 - Sable Island 50:34 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 21 - The American Invader 29:03 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 22 - The Royal Commission 41:57 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 23 - The Channel Islands 52:09 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 24 - On the Continent 40:54 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 25 - Still on the Continent 32:49 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 26 - At Home and at Work Again 48:29 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 27 - Till the Outbreak of War 12:09 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 28 - Outbreak of War 32:19 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 29 - Builds a Monument 11:27 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 30 - Resumes Hospital Work 26:39 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 31 - The Last of Work 39:25 Read by PhyllisV
Chapter 32 - Summary 30:37 Read by PhyllisV