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Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

David Wright

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book contributes to the growing scholarly interest in the history of disability by investigating the emergence of the so-called idiot asylums in England during the Victorian period. Using the ... More


Conclusion

William Seraile

in Angels of Mercy: White Women and the History of New York's Colored Orphan Asylum

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234196
eISBN:
9780823240838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234196.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

The demise of the Colored Orphan Asylum at Riverdale was a sad event in the history of an institution that dated to 1836. The founders and early managers were mainly women who sought to do God's will ... More


“Do Penance or Perish”: Prostitution, The Contagious Diseases Acts and the Good Shepherd Magdalen Asylum, Cork

Frances Finnegan

in Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174601
eISBN:
9780199849901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174601.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

A small Catholic Magdalen Asylum in 1809 was founded in Peacock Lane, Cork, by a Mr. Terry. A Matron governed the institution under the direction of a committee of ladies, that so many difficulties ... More


Introduction

DAVID WRIGHT

in Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.003.001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book contributes to the growing scholarly interest in mental disability and its history by investigating the emergence of idiot asylums in England during the Victorian period. By focusing on the ... More


An Asylum for Idiots

DAVID WRIGHT

in Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.003.003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Recent work on the emergence of the 19th-century county asylums in England has emphasised the important role that philanthropy played in the establishment of the rate-aided mental hospitals for ... More


Institutionalizing Households

DAVID WRIGHT

in Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.003.005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the factors that may have influenced some families in Victorian England to choose institutional care over familial care in the complex nexus of caring for their children who ... More


Idiots by Election

DAVID WRIGHT

in Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.003.006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter explores the characteristics of mentally ill patients who successfully navigated through the selection process for confinement in asylums. In England, the Victorian period was marked by ... More


To Know No Weariness

DAVID WRIGHT

in Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.003.007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Large, purpose-built institutions for people with mental disability dominated the geographical and political landscape of England during the Victorian period. The 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, ... More


The Golden Chain of Charity

DAVID WRIGHT

in Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.003.008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The Earlswood Charity which ran on an election system was established by the clergyman-philanthropist Andrew Reed. During the 1850s and 1860s the election system proved to be remarkably popular. ... More


The Educable Idiot

DAVID WRIGHT

in Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.003.009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

During the Victorian period, England witnessed a dramatic change in the education of mentally disabled children. Before the early 19th century, idiots were thought to be uneducable. Indeed, the very ... More


Conclusion

DAVID WRIGHT

in Mental Disability in Victorian England: The Earlswood Asylum 1847-1901

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199246397
eISBN:
9780191715235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246397.003.012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book has demonstrated that idiots represented an important constituency for Poor Law Overseers in England during the Victorian period. After 1834, local Poor Law and lunacy officials colluded in ... More


Work and occupation in Romanian psychiatry, c. 1838–1945

Valentin-Veron Toma

in Work, Psychiatry and Society, C. 1750-2015

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719097690
eISBN:
9781526104465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097690.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on the development of psychiatry in the Romanian Principalities and, afterwards, in the Romanian Kingdom, until the end of WWII. It explores the evolution of ideas on work ... More


Playing (with) the Villain: Critical Play and the Joker-as-Guide in Batman: Arkham Asylum

Kristin M. S. Bezio

in The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462388
eISBN:
9781626746831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462388.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Kristin M.S. Bezio asks us to enter Arkham Asylum, more or less literally, as players of the eponymous 2009 video game produced by Rocksteady. In her analysis, Bezio carefully outlines how the Joker ... More


The Joker Plays the King: Archetypes of the Underworld in Grant Morrison and Dave McKean’s Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth

Hannah Means-Shannon

in The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462388
eISBN:
9781626746831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462388.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Hannah Means-Shannon takes a Jungian approach to Grant Morrison and Dave McKean’s Arkham Asylum: A Serious House on Serious Earth and suggests that the milestone graphic novel’s confounding symbolic ... More


New Start In Riverdale, 1907–22

William Seraile

in Angels of Mercy: White Women and the History of New York's Colored Orphan Asylum

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234196
eISBN:
9780823240838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234196.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

The Colored Orphan Asylum (COA) trustees were determined that their new home in Riverdale would be modeled on the cottage system, which was then in vogue. The New York Juvenile Asylum had embraced ... More


Discourses on LGBT Asylum in the Uk: Constructing a Queer Haven

Thibaut Raboin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780719099632
eISBN:
9781526121011
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099632.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Discourses on LGBT asylum in the UK analyses fifteen years of debate, activism and media narrative and examines the way asylum is conceptualized at the crossroads of nationhood, post colonialism and ... More


Martha’s Vineyard

Harlan Lane, Richard C. Pillard, and Ulf Hedberg

in The People of the Eye: Deaf Ethnicity and Ancestry

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199759293
eISBN:
9780199863372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199759293.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter describes Deaf family life and marriage on Martha's Vineyard, with a view to contrasting it to Henniker. Genealogies for major families with Deaf members are presented, starting with ... More


“Never Free from Their Espionage”: The Good Shepherd Magdalen Asylums

Frances Finnegan

in Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174601
eISBN:
9780199849901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174601.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter describes the origins and motivations of the French Good Shepherd Sisters. The newly admitted penitent is exposed to the nun who has dedicated her life to the service of God in a ... More


The Good Shepherd Magdalen Asylum, Limerick

Frances Finnegan

in Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174601
eISBN:
9780199849901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174601.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Limerick's original Magdalen Asylum was opened in 1826 by Rev. Maurice Fitzgibbon of St. Michael's parish. Situated in Newgate Lane, it was managed by a Mrs. Meade, and prostitutes sometimes entered ... More


“A Citadel of Piety”: The Good Shepherd Magdalen Asylum, Waterford.

Frances Finnegan

in Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174601
eISBN:
9780199849901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174601.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Illustrated Guide to Waterford by Edmund Downey states that the City's Magdalen Asylum (later under the care of the Good Shepherd Sisters) was originally founded in 1799. A more detailed account ... More


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