Breaking the Chains: The Crusade of Dorothea Lynde Dix

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Praise For Breaking the Chains: The Crusade of Dorothea Lynde Dix

“This biography is an important addition to the existing literature on Dix, a champion of social reform for the treatment of mentally ill . . .a must-purchase in the field of women’s studies.” ”
School Library Journal

“The reader is gripped by the story.”
Stella Chess, M.D.

“Excellent, full of interesting research, a subtle sense of her surroundings and elements that combined to create her original character.”
A reader


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I do the picture research and take photographs for my books. For Breaking the Chains: the Crusade of Dorothea Lynde Dix, I drove to Hampden, Maine, where Dix spent her early years, visited her “first born,” the state mental hospital in Trenton, New Jersey, and spent days examining the treasure trove of Dix material in the Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and at the state mental hospital Dix founded in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
Breaking the Chains has 21 images and a table.