Damnation IslandDamnation Island

Damnation Island shows how far we’ve come in caring for the least fortunate among us—and reminds us how much work still remains.

Author: Stacy Horn

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 9781616208288


Page: 304

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"Enthralling; it is well worth the trip.” --New York Journal of Books Conceived as the most modern, humane incarceration facility the world had ever seen, New York’s Blackwell’s Island, site of a lunatic asylum, two prisons, an almshouse, and a number of hospitals, quickly became, in the words of a visiting Charles Dickens, "a lounging, listless madhouse." Digging through city records, newspaper articles, and archival reports, Stacy Horn tells a gripping narrative through the voices of the island’s inhabitants. We also hear from the era’s officials, reformers, and journalists, including the celebrated undercover reporter Nellie Bly. And we follow the extraordinary Reverend William Glenney French as he ministers to Blackwell’s residents, battles the bureaucratic mazes of the Department of Correction and a corrupt City Hall, testifies at salacious trials, and in his diary wonders about man’s inhumanity to his fellow man. Damnation Island shows how far we’ve come in caring for the least fortunate among us—and reminds us how much work still remains.

The Great PretenderThe Great Pretender

Other sources include Stacy Horn, Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad & Criminal in 19th-Century New York (Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, ...

Author: Susannah Cahalan

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 9781838851422


Page: 400

View: 970

'Destined to become a popular and important book' Jon Ronson 'Fascinating' Sunday Times In the early 1970s, Stanford professor Dr Rosenhan conducted an experiment, sending sane patients into psychiatric wards; the result of which was a damning paper about psychiatric practises. The ripple effects of this paper helped bring the field of psychiatry to its knees, closing down institutions and changing mental health diagnosis forever. But what if that ground-breaking and now-famous experiment was itself deeply flawed? And what does that mean for our understanding of mental illness today? These are the questions Susannah Cahalan asks in her completely engrossing investigation into this staggering case, where nothing is quite as it seems.

Roosevelt IslandRoosevelt Island

The book shows how far we've come in caring for the least fortunate among us-and reminds us how much work still remains.

Author: Kristopher Selbert


ISBN: 9798511713519


Page: 304

View: 525

Blackwell's Island, now known as Roosevelt Island, has a deep connection to disability and incarceration. For much of the early 1900s, New Yorkers nicknamed the island Welfare Island after the asylums, prisons, and almshouses that were built there. Conceived as the most modern, humane incarceration facility the world had ever seen, New York's Blackwell's Island, site of a lunatic asylum, two prisons, an almshouse, and a number of hospitals, quickly became a lounging, listless madhouse. Digging through city records, newspaper articles, and archival reports, the author tells a gripping narrative through the voices of the island's inhabitants. We also hear from the era's officials, reformers, and journalists, including the celebrated undercover reporter Nellie Bly. And we follow the extraordinary Reverend William Glenney French as he ministers to Blackwell's residents, battles the bureaucratic mazes of the Department of Correction and a corrupt City Hall, testifies at salacious trials, and in his diary wonders about man's inhumanity to his fellow man. The book shows how far we've come in caring for the least fortunate among us-and reminds us how much work still remains.

Islands and Captivity in Popular CultureIslands and Captivity in Popular Culture

The island prison of Azkaban does not operate the way that normal prisons do; ... As Stacy Horn describes in her book on Blackwell Island, titled Damnation ...

Author: Laura J. Getty

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476680248


Page: 264

View: 148

The choices that individuals make in moments of crisis can transform them. By focusing on fictional characters trapped on fictional islands, the book examines how individuals react when forced to make hard choices within the liminal space of a "prison" island. At stake is the perception of choice: do characters believe that they have the power to choose, or do they think that they are at the mercy of fate? The results reveal certain patterns--psychological, historical, social, and political--that exist across a variety of popular/public cultures and time periods. This book focuses on how the interplay between liminality and the Locus of Control theory creates dynamic sites of negotiated meaning. This psychological concept has never before been used for literary analysis. Offered here as an alternative to the defects of Freudian psychology, the Locus of Control theory has been proven reliable in thousands of studies, and the results have been found, with few exceptions, to be consistent in both women and men. That consistency is explored through close readings of islands found in popular culture books, films, and television shows, with suggestions for future research.

Names of New YorkNames of New York

But its more popular name, among the “rounders” who spent years being shuffled among its scary buildings in the late 1800s, was “damnation island”: Nearly ...

Author: Joshua Jelly-Schapiro

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 9781524748937


Page: 256

View: 258

In place-names lie stories. That’s the truth that animates this fascinating journey through the names of New York City’s streets and parks, boroughs and bridges, playgrounds and neighborhoods. Exploring the power of naming to shape experience and our sense of place, Joshua Jelly-Schapiro traces the ways in which native Lenape, Dutch settlers, British invaders, and successive waves of immigrants have left their marks on the city’s map. He excavates the roots of many names, from Brooklyn to Harlem, that have gained iconic meaning worldwide. He interviews the last living speakers of Lenape, visits the harbor’s forgotten islands, lingers on street corners named for ballplayers and saints, and meets linguists who study the estimated eight hundred languages now spoken in New York. As recent arrivals continue to find new ways to make New York’s neighborhoods their own, the names that stick to the city’s streets function not only as portals to explore the past but also as a means to reimagine what is possible now.

Between Damnation and StarvationBetween Damnation and Starvation

GREEN BAY BAY DAME Funk Island Herring Neck ne Tilting Twillingate Moryteris Hiber Change Télands 2015 Arm 2009 Saldom Indian Jobgerer Wadham Islands ...

Author: John P. Greene

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 077352195X


Page: 340

View: 668

In 1997 the Canadian constitution was amended to remove the denominational rights of Newfoundland churches regarding education, erasing the last vestiges of a uniquely organized society. Until the 1950s and 1960s Newfoundland had been characterized by an electoral map drawn to denominational specifications, cabinet and civil service positions allocated on a per capita sectarian basis, and government expenditures divided according to denominational proportions of the total population. While some scholars have focused on various aspects of the denominational origins of the education system, and others have revealed the influence of religion on the electoral results of the pre-1864 period, the complete story has never been told. In Between Damnation and Starvation John Greene presents a first time, far-reaching analysis of the origins and evolution of developments in both religion and politics in Newfoundland. He reveals the full details of political struggles, presenting them against the background of the historical evolution of churches in the century prior to the granting of representative institutions. Between Damnation and Starvation provides a comprehensive treatment of a complex subject, taking into account the social, economic, and political developments of the entire period. John P. Greene is a writer and researcher living in Newfoundland.

New York s NewsboysNew York s Newsboys

... Stacy Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad & Criminal in 19th-Century New York (Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2019).

Author: Karen M. Staller

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190886608


Page: 400

View: 414

""New York Newsboys: Charles Loring Brace and the Founding of the Children's Aid Society (CAS) investigates Brace's visionary anti-poverty work among New York's vagrant children in the latter half of the nineteenth century. Taking as its central focus the CAS's flagship program-the Newsboys' Lodging House, which opened in 1854-this book examines its experiment in incentive-based youth engagement, its connection with other CAS branches, and its overall place in a continuum of child care. Brace forged new methods based on voluntary participation, a alternative to child asylums which policed the poor. Straddling periods dubbed antebellum, Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Gilded Age, CAS took root amid racial, ethnic, religious, nativist, and class-based tensions in a city absorbing a flood of poor immigrants and housing them in squalid conditions. Youth homelessness emerged as a new social problem. Brace's plan included a central office for intra- and extra-agency referrals; outreach; schools, reading rooms, evening entertainment, Sunday meetings, lodging houses, and emigration options for fostering or employing children in the West. The plan was stunning in its size, scope, and vision. It provided for children's basic needs while offering pathways out of poverty. Brace's goals were nothing short of eradicating child poverty, reducing homelessness, reducing illiteracy, preventing juvenile delinquency, improving child and maternal health, providing employment and job training, and promoting sympathy for poor children among the wealthy. Brace's internationally recognized work had a profound impact on child well-being and offered a radical alternative to the jural, carceral, and policing tactics common in the day ""--

Damnation SpringDamnation Spring

Damnation's an island, clear-cuts all around,” Don said. “If the park wanted it, they'd have took it back in '68.” “If they expand, though?” Pete reasoned.

Author: Ash Davidson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982144425


Page: 464

View: 942

An epic, immersive debut, Damnation Spring is the deeply human story of a Pacific Northwest logging town wrenched in two by a mystery that threatens to derail its way of life. For generations, Rich Gundersen’s family has chopped a livelihood out of the redwood forest along California’s rugged coast. Now Rich and his wife, Colleen, are raising their own young son near Damnation Grove, a swath of ancient redwoods on which Rich’s employer, Sanderson Timber Co., plans to make a killing. In 1977, with most of the forest cleared or protected, a grove like Damnation—and beyond it 24-7 Ridge—is a logger’s dream. It’s dangerous work. Rich has already lived decades longer than his father, killed on the job. Rich wants better for his son, Chub, so when the opportunity arises to buy 24-7 Ridge—costing them all the savings they’ve squirreled away for their growing family—he grabs it, unbeknownst to Colleen. Because the reality is their family isn’t growing; Colleen has lost several pregnancies. And she isn’t alone. As a midwife, Colleen has seen it with her own eyes. For decades, the herbicides the logging company uses were considered harmless. But Colleen is no longer so sure. What if these miscarriages aren’t isolated strokes of bad luck? As mudslides take out clear-cut hillsides and salmon vanish from creeks, her search for answers threatens to unravel not just Rich’s plans for the 24-7, but their marriage too, dividing a town that lives and dies on timber along the way. Told from the perspectives of Rich, Colleen, and Chub, in prose as clear as a spring-fed creek, this intimate, compassionate portrait of a community clinging to a vanishing way of life amid the perils of environmental degradation makes Damnation Spring an essential novel for our time.

Hitman DamnationHitman Damnation

... appropriate for the occasion, since the party aboard Fernandez's yacht was by invitation only. The island's rich, famous, and infamous were to be the ...

Author: Raymond Benson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780755397372


Page: 246

View: 410

Agent 47 might be the best assassin the Agency has ever had, but he'll need all of his skill, cunning, and ruthlessness if he is to survive his toughest assignment yet. Since the devastating conclusion of Hitman: Blood Money, Agent 47 has been MIA. Now fans awaiting the return of the blockbuster video-game and film phenomenon can pinpoint the location of the world's most brutal and effective killer-for-hire before he re-emerges in Hitman: Absolution. When the Agency lures him back with a mission that will require every last ounce of his stealth, strength, and undercover tactics, they grossly underestimate the silent assassin's own agenda. Because this time, Agent 47 isn't just going to bite the hand that feeds him ... he's going to tear it off and annihilate anyone who stands in his way.

Exploring the Roles and Practices of Libraries in PrisonsExploring the Roles and Practices of Libraries in Prisons

Alexandria, VA: National Association of State Boards of Education. Horn, S. (2018). Damnation island: Poor, sick, mad & criminal in 19th-century.

Author: Jane Garner

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781800438606


Page: 352

View: 568

Exploring the Roles and Practices of Libraries in Prisons aims to strengthen and expand the small body of knowledge currently published regarding libraries in prisons, with each chapter addressing different aspects of the roles and practices of library services to prisons and prisoners.

The Medusa WarThe Medusa War

A swing bridge connected it with the mainland. "In the old days, it used to be called Damnation Island," laughed Diaz. On the mainland, Behemek tanks ...

Author: Pat Mills

Publisher: 2000 AD Books

ISBN: 9781849970730


Page: 256

View: 204

ATOMIC - BACTERIAL - CHEMICAL The ABC Warriors - hard-bitten robotic soldiers designed to fight in the worst Atomic, Bacterial and Chemical theatres of war. They are the hard-drinking liberators of Mars and a deadly fighting force that has slipped into legend. On the dead plains of Mars, human terraformers awake an ancient lifeforce known as Medusa that is determined to stop the planet becoming an alien world. When the ABC Warriors learn of this new threat, a two thousand year-old program is activated that compels them to return to the red planet, but in doing so they know that they will be rendered obsolete and self-destruct. Facing a guaranteed suicide mission, the ABC Warriors lock and load and begin the Medusa War! A war-torn tale of heroism and carnage from comics legend Pat Mills - creator of the ABC Warriors.

Nuclear DragonsNuclear Dragons

Was there intelligence on the island? Had to be. Once again he let it guide him. Camel-humped as it was, albeit only dromedary so, Damnation Island was ...

Author: Jim McPherson

Publisher: Phantacea Publications

ISBN: 9780987868367


Page: 370

View: 999

In 2009 Phantacea Publications released “The War of the Apocalyptics”, the opening entry in the ‘Launch 1980’ story cycle. At its centre stood the same stirring saga of extraterrestrial Shining Ones and the doomed but unyielding Damnation Brigade as that related in “Phantacea Revisited 1: The Damnation Brigade”. That 2013 graphic novel gleaned material from the pages of Phantacea 1-5 (1977-1980) as well as Phantacea Phase One (mid-1980s). Its novelization’s until then untold Outer Earth sequences introduced or re-introduced a number of fascinating protagonists; ones who appeared or would have appeared in the comic book series had it continued. With a breathtaking cover by Ian Bateson, “Nuclear Dragons” turns the spotlight back on many of them. Given what’s coming, though, if they’re on Centauri Island days after the launching of the Cosmic Express, will any of them last long enough to return for a third entry in the ‘Launch 1980’ story cycle? No matter. Jim McPherson’s Phantacea Mythos is as full of incredible individuals as it is of astonishing challenges for them, and/or others, to survive.

Rage Against the MachinesRage Against the Machines

Diaz had left Damnation Island for reconstructive surgery right after Joe had deliberately dropped him down his own stairwell. The man was a broken, ...

Author: Mike Wild

Publisher: 2000 AD Books

ISBN: 9781849970747


Page: 256

View: 524

War is a dirty job - too dirty for humans! The ABC Warriors - hard-drinking robotic soldiers designed for combat in the worst Atomic, Bacterial and Chemical theatres of war. They are a tough fighting force that has slipped into legend. Led by the fearless Sergeant Hammerstein, the elite unit of warriors carry out the worst suicide missions available. When the tide of war turns against them on the Martian battlefield and all hope of victory slips away, the ABC Warriors are forced to disband their unit. They must go separate ways in a final, desperate attempt to save mankind from the alien terror.

Eliza HamiltonEliza Hamilton

—Stacy Horn, author of Damnation Island “Drawing from an impressive breadth of sources . . . this is an expertly told story that's certain to captivate ...

Author: Tilar J. Mazzeo

Publisher: Gallery Books

ISBN: 9781501166341


Page: 368

View: 194

From the New York Times bestselling author of Irena’s Children comes a “vivid, compelling, and unputdownable new biography” (Christopher Andersen, #1 New York Times bestselling author) about the extraordinary life and times of Eliza Hamilton, the wife of founding father Alexander Hamilton, and a powerful, unsung hero in America’s early days. Fans fell in love with Eliza Hamilton—Alexander Hamilton’s devoted wife—in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s phenomenal musical Hamilton. But they don’t know her full story. A strong pioneer woman, a loving sister, a caring mother, and in her later years, a generous philanthropist, Eliza had many sides—and this fascinating biography brings her multi-faceted personality to vivid life. This “expertly told story” (Publishers Weekly) follows Eliza through her early years in New York, into the ups and downs of her married life with Alexander, beyond the aftermath of his tragic murder, and finally to her involvement in many projects that cemented her legacy as one of the unsung heroes of our nation’s early days. This captivating account of the woman behind the famous man is perfect for fans of the works of Ron Chernow, Lisa McCubbin, and Nathaniel Philbrick.

She Persisted Nellie BlyShe Persisted Nellie Bly

Damnation Island : Poor , Sick , Mad e Criminal in 19th - Century New York . New York : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill , 2018 . Kroeger , Brooke .

Author: Michelle Knudsen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780593115763


Page: 80

View: 180

Inspired by the #1 New York Times bestseller She Persisted by Chelsea Clinton and Alexandra Boiger comes a chapter book series about women who stood up, spoke up and rose up against the odds! Nellie Bly was a journalist and one of the first investigative reporters ever. She went undercover to expose wrongdoing and famously raced around the world so she could write about the experience for her newspaper. Reaching for her dreams wasn't easy. But Nellie never gave up, no matter how many obstacles she faced--and she helped others along the way. In this chapter book biography by New York Times bestselling author Michelle Knudsen, readers learn about the amazing life of Nellie Bly--and how she persisted. Complete with an introduction from Chelsea Clinton! Praise for She Persisted: Nellie Bly: "A fast read, sure to engage transitioning independent readers or older reluctant reader [as well as] more sophisticated readers . . . A likable, meaningful addition to the She Persisted collection." --Kirkus Reviews


As they continued flying, the angels passed by a small island and across another massive body of water. Once they reached another, much larger island, ...

Author: James Harrington

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780578167602


Page: 346

View: 743

The war in the celestial realm had taken its toll on everyone. The angel population had been decimated, and the Most High's Kingdom was in ruins. Lucifer had been expelled and the remnants of his army were hunted down. The capture of General Xaphan led many to mistakenly believe that Lucifer was no longer a threat. To safeguard his powers, Lucifer strips Xaphan of her identity, memories, and wings, and sends her to live on Earth. It is during this time that she befriends a young soldier, a Florentine named Piero Lorenzi. The two become very close and eventually marry As Lucifer launches his plan, he recalls Xaphan to his side, restoring her memories. With little help, and less chance of success, Piero sets out on a journey to save his wife, not only from Lucifer, but from herself. With the Imperial Army at Florence's doorstep, The decisions Piero is forced to make, will determine the future, not only of a nation, but of all existence.

Surviving DamnationSurviving Damnation

Some planned destinations including Québec , lle St . Jean ( Prince Edward Island ) , or Ile Royale ( Cape Breton Island ) . They assumed , based on the ...

Author: R. W. Ben Benoit

Publisher: Benoitbooks.com

ISBN: 141961567X


Page: 290

View: 439

This historical novel describes the most shameful event of the 18th. century North America. It is the little known story of the first settlers on this continent, deported by the English from their homeland of Acadia, now Nova Scotia. The author identifies one family surviving the misadvantures of damnation as exiles.

The Damnation GameThe Damnation Game

He had left when he was eight, nineteen years ago; his memories of the island were gilded. He was prepared to be disappointed, but if he didn't like the ...

Author: Clive Barker

Publisher: Crossroad Press




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Marty Strauss, a gambling addict recently released from prison, is hired to be the personal bodyguard of Joseph Whitehead, one of the wealthiest men in the world. The job proves more complicated and dangerous than he thought, however, as Marty soon gets caught up in a series of supernatural events involving Whitehead, his daughter (who is a heroin addict), and a devilish man named Mamoulian, with whom Whitehead made a Faustian bargain many years earlier, during World War II. As time passes, Mamoulian haunts Whitehead using his supernatural powers (such as the ability to raise the dead), urging him to complete his pact with him. Eventually Whitehead decides to escape his fate after a few encounters with Mamoulian and having his wife, former bodyguard, and now his daughter Carys taken away from him. With hope still left to save Carys, Marty Strauss, although reluctant to get involved in the old man Whiteheads deserved punishment, decides to get involved and attempt to save the innocent gifted addict from being another victim to the damnation game

The Damnation FrescoThe Damnation Fresco

If you could speak Gaelic you might try to pronounce the island as Oileán Chléire rather than Clear Island as described on the road map.

Author: S. L. Stockford

Publisher: Accent Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781783755820


Page: 250

View: 850

The startling conclusion of Fresco. A man will do anything if he is desperate enough. Returning from his gruesome quest around Europe Matthew discovers his wife Victoria is missing. Wanting to rid them both of the hateful Fresco Victoria has broken into Lord Marr’s Castle and is now held hostage by Father Nicholas. Worse, Matthew is arrested on suspicion of multiple murders, including Victoria's. Matthew's descent into hell accelerates as new sadistic murders force him to finally confront the shocking truth behind the fresco, and the carnage it has caused over centuries.

A Brotherhood BetrayedA Brotherhood Betrayed

The penitentiary was once called Damnation Island. Reles found much of its wretchedness still intact. Inmates worked on chain gangs.

Author: Michael Cannell

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781250204400


Page: 304

View: 992

The riveting true story of the rise and fall of Murder, Inc. and the executioner-turned-informant whose mysterious death became a turning point in Mob history. In the fall of 1941, a momentous trial was underway that threatened to end the careers and lives of New York’s most brutal mob kingpins. The lead witness, Abe Reles, had been a trusted executioner for Murder, Inc., the enforcement arm of a coast-to-coast mob network known as the Commission. But the man responsible for coolly silencing hundreds of informants was about to become the most talkative snitch of all. In exchange for police protection, Reles was prepared to rat out his murderous friends, from Albert Anastasia to Bugsy Siegel—but before he could testify, his shattered body was discovered on a rooftop outside his heavily-guarded hotel room. Was it a botched escape, or punishment for betraying the loyalty of the country’s most powerful mobsters? Michael Cannell's A Brotherhood Betrayed traces the history of Murder, Inc. through Reles’ rise from street punk to murder chieftain to stool pigeon, ending with his fateful death on a Coney Island rooftop. It resurrects a time when crime became organized crime: a world of money and power, depravity and corruption, street corner ambushes and elaborately choreographed hits by wise-cracking foot soldiers with names like Buggsy Goldstein and Tick Tock Tannenbaum. For a brief moment before World War II erupted, America fixated on the delicate balance of trust and betrayal on the Brooklyn streets. This is the story of the one man who tipped the balance.