Ten Days in a Mad-House

In 1887, Nellie Bly went undercover to investigate the deplorable conditions of insane asylums.

By Nellie Bly Read by Rebecca Gibel Biographies & Memoirs / History - United States / Nonfiction / Social Issues English, Unabridged 3h 25m Sell Sheet
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							In 1887, Nellie Bly had herself committed to the notorious Blackwell's Island insane asylum in New York City with the goal of discovering what life was like for its patients. While there, Bly experienced firsthand the shocking abuse and neglect of its inmates, from inedible food to horrifyingly unsanitary conditions. Ten Days in a Mad-House is Bly's expose of the asylum. Written for Joseph Pulitzer's New York World, Bly's account chronicles her 10 days at Blackwell's Island and, upon its publication, drew public attention to the abuse of the institutionalized and led to a grand jury investigation of the facility. This series of articles established Bly as a pioneering female journalist and remains a classic of investigative reporting.

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