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The Discovery of the Asylum: Social Order and Disorder in the New Republic

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This is a masterful effort to recognize and place the prison and asylums in their social contexts. Rothman shows that the complexity of their history can be unraveled and usefully interpreted. By identifying the salient influences that converged in the tumultuous 1820s and 1830s that led to a particular ideology in the development of prisons and asylums, Rothman provides a compelling argument that is historically informed and socially instructive. He weaves a comprehensive story that sets forth and portrays a series of ...

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The Discovery of the Asylum: Social Order and Disorder in the New Republic
2002, Routledge, Berlin/Boston

ISBN-13: 9780202307152

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The Discovery of the Asylum: Social Order and Disorder in the New Republic
1990, Little Brown and Company, Boston, MA

ISBN-13: 9780316757454

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Discovery of the Asylum: Social Order and Disorder in the New Republic
1972, TBS The Book Service Ltd

ISBN-13: 9780316757713

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