Elizabeth Packard’s Fight out of the Asylums
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 1113 , Segment 1
Episode: Elizabeth Packard’s Fight out of the Asylums
- Aug 2, 2021 6:00 pm
- 40:45 mins
It's the year 1860 and Elizabeth Packard is dragged out of her house and thrown into an insane asylum, without a trial and against her will, by an angry husband. As she spoke up about her harrowing experiences, she launched a campaign to fight for patients' and women’s rights across the country. Guest: Kate Moore, author of "The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear"