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Benjamin Reiss is associate professor of English at Emory University and the author of The Showman and the Slave: Race, Death, and Memory in Barnum’s America.



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Psychiatric hospitals -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Psychiatric hospitals -- Social aspects -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Hospitals in literature -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Mentally ill, Writings of the, American -- History and criticism.
Hospitals, Psychiatric -- history -- United States.
Medicine in Literature -- United States.
Cultural Characteristics -- United States.
History, 19th Century -- United States.
Mentally Ill Persons -- history -- United States.