Ep 276 Stacy Horn and Damnation Island

30Sep

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This week Stacy Horn joins the show to talk about her book "Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, & Criminal in 19th-Century New York". We talk about Blackwell Islands decent into darkness and depravity. New York’s Victorian-era reformers had an idea: to isolate the city’s indigent, diseased, mentally ill, and delinquent on an island in the East River, where they could be cared for with competence and compassion. Unfortunately, it didn’t turn out that way. Find more of Stacy's books at https://stacyhorn.com/my-books/