Publisher: pDoubledayBook Description
An eye-opening history of the Manhattan hospital whose name is a byword for asylums everywhere.
If a person is taken to Bellevue, it’s never for good reasons. It is the hospital where sick homeless people, injured construction workers, and wounded cops and robbers come, scooped up from all over Manhattan, with elite wards for the eli ... more
Publisher: pFree PressBook Description
An absorbing tale of a Southern prison whose name is synonymous with brutality.
Historian Oshinsky (A Conspiracy So Immense, 1983) draws on materials ranging from court records and blues lyrics of black women prisoners to the novels of William Faulkner for this thoroughgoing history of Parchman Farm, Miss., a 20,000-acre planta ... more