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A Dark Doom to Dread: Women, Suicide, and Suffering on the Confederate Homefront

Diane Miller Sommerville

in Aberration of Mind: Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War-Era South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643304
eISBN:
9781469643588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643304.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Women on the Confederate homefront, living in a war zone, suffered psychologically. Socialized to believe in doctrines of paternalism, many women were ill-equipped and unaccustomed to new wartime ... More


A Burden Too Heavy to Bear: War Trauma, Suicide, and Confederate Soldiers

Diane Miller Sommerville

in Aberration of Mind: Suicide and Suffering in the Civil War-Era South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643304
eISBN:
9781469643588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643304.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Examines the psychological impact of the Civil War on Confederate soldiers who suffered debilitating psychological and emotional wounds that sometimes resulted in institutionalization in insane ... More


The Modern Disease: Medical Meanings and Approaches to Suicide

Kathryn A. Sloan

in Death in the City: Suicide and the Social Imaginary in Modern Mexico

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520290310
eISBN:
9780520964532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520290310.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

Chapter 4 examines medical and forensic approaches to self-murder. Some Mexican scientists believed the causes of self-murder to be biological and environmental. Others followed Emile Durkheim's ... More


Introduction

Ann Goldberg

in Title Pages

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195125818
eISBN:
9780197561348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195125818.003.0004
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, History of Medicine

In 1838, an indigent tailor arrived at the Eberbach asylum terrified, dazed, and repeatedly crossing himself. At home before his committal, Martin M. had become ... More


The Uneven Balance: Dialectical Terror in Moby-Dick

Paul hurh

in American Terror: The Feeling of Thinking in Edwards, Poe, and Melville

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804791144
eISBN:
9780804794510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791144.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter argues that the terror of Moby-Dick dramatizes the logical paradoxes of a meta-dialectical method. It introduces a study of the influence of Melville’s close friend, George Adler, a ... More


Money, Marriage, and Madness: The Life of Anna Ott

Kim E. Nielsen

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043147
eISBN:
9780252052026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043147.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Money, Marriage, and Madness is a story of the medical profession, a woman’s wealth and the gendered property laws in which she operated, marital violence, marriage and divorce, institutional ... More


Remembering Anna Ott

Kim E. Nielsen

in Money, Marriage, and Madness: The Life of Anna Ott

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780252043147
eISBN:
9780252052026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043147.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter analyses the messy impact of historical forces such as ableism, patriarchy, and institutionalization on Ott’s life. The justifying logic imbedded in her diagnosis and prescriptive ... More


The Duchy of Nassau and the Eberbach Asylum

Ann Goldberg

in Sex, Religion, and the Making of Modern Madness: The Eberbach Asylum and German Society 1815-1849

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195125818
eISBN:
9780197561348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195125818.003.0005
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, History of Medicine

Eberbach’s founding in 1815 coincided with the lunacy reform movement that swept Europe and North America in the first half of the century. That movement in Germany ... More


Conclusion

Ann Goldberg

in Sex, Religion, and the Making of Modern Madness: The Eberbach Asylum and German Society 1815-1849

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195125818
eISBN:
9780197561348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195125818.003.0016
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, History of Medicine

Almost unknown before the 1970s, multiple personality disorder (M.P.D.) has become an epidemic in the last twenty years. One estimate puts the incidence of ... More


Schumann

Eric Jensen

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199737352
eISBN:
9780190268145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199737352.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Robert Schumann is one of the most intriguing, and enigmatic, composers of the nineteenth century. Extraordinarily gifted in both music and literature, many of his compositions were inspired by ... More


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