The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight For Freedom, And The Men Who Tried To Make Her Disappear

February 22, 2022|
The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight For Freedom, And The Men Who Tried To Make Her Disappear by Kate Moore
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From the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Radium Girls comes another dark and dramatic but ultimately uplifting tale of a forgotten woman whose inspirational journey sparked lasting change for women''s rights and exposed injustices that still resonate today.

"Moore has written a masterpiece of nonfiction."-Nathalia Holt, New York Times bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls

1860: As the clash between the states rolls slowly to a boil, Elizabeth Packard, housewife and mother of six, is facing her own battle. The enemy sits across the table and sleeps in the next room. Her husband of twenty-one years is plotting against her because he feels increasingly threatened-by Elizabeth''s intellect, independence, and unwillingness to stifle her own thoughts. So Theophilus makes a plan to put his wife back in her place. One summer morning, he has her committed to an insane asylum.

The horrific conditions inside the Illinois State Hospital in Jacksonville, Illinois, are overseen by Dr. Andrew McFarland, a man who will prove to be even more dangerous to Elizabeth than her traitorous husband. But most disturbing is that Elizabeth is not the only sane woman confined to the institution. There aremany rational women on her ward who tell the same story: they''ve been committed not because they need medical treatment, but to keep them in line-conveniently labeled "crazy" so their voices are ignored.

No one is willing to fight for their freedom and, disenfranchised both by gender and the stigma of their supposed madness, they cannot possibly fight for themselves. But Elizabeth is about to discover that the merit of losing everything is that you then have nothing to lose...

Bestselling author Kate Moore brings her sparkling narrative voice to The Woman They Could Not Silence, an unputdownable story of the forgotten woman who courageously fought for her own freedom-and in so doing freed millions more. Elizabeth''s refusal to be silenced and her ceaseless quest for justice not only challenged the medical science of the day, and led to a giant leap forward in human rights, it also showcased the most salutary lesson: sometimes, the greatest heroes we have are those inside ourselves.

"The Woman They Could Not Silence is a remarkable story of perseverance in an unjust and hostile world."-Susannah Cahalan, New York Times bestselling author of Brain on Fire

Kate Moore is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of The Radium Girls, which won the 2017 Goodreads Choice Award for Best History, was voted U.S. librarians'' favorite nonfiction book of 2017,and was named a Notable Nonfiction Book of 2018 by the American Library Association. A British writer based in London, Kate ...
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Title:The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight For Freedom, And The Men Who Tried To Make Her Disappear
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:560 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1.24 in
Shipping dimensions:560 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1.24 in
Published:February 22, 2022
Publisher:Sourcebooks
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781728242576

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