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Dorothea Dix: Social Reformer (Let Freedom Ring: the New Nation Biographies)

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Published by Bridgestone Books .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Reformers,
  • Dix, Dorothea Lynde,,
  • Women social reformers,
  • Care,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Biography,
  • Mentally ill,
  • Children: Grades 3-4,
  • Juvenile literature,
  • History,
  • Biography & Autobiography - Social Activists,
  • Dix, Dorothea Lynde,
  • United States,
  • Biography & Autobiography - Historical,
  • 1802-1887

  • The Physical Object
    FormatLibrary binding
    Number of Pages24
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7894105M
    ISBN 10073681552X
    ISBN 109780736815529
    OCLC/WorldCa50447939

    Dorothea Dix: New England Reformer, Hardcover by Brown, Thomas J., ISBN , ISBN , Brand New, Free shipping in the US An activist who disdained the women’s rights and antislavery movements, Dix, an old-line Whig, sought to promote national harmony and became the only New England social reformer to work successfully in the lower South right up to the eve of secession. Dorothea Dix has been described as "the most effective advocate of humanitarian reform in American mental institutions during the nineteenth century" (Goldenson, ). However, her achievements are only mentioned in five of the current fifty-three textbooks covering the history of psychology.


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Dix, Dorothea Lynde (04 April –17 July ), social reformer, was born in Hampden, Maine (on the Penobscot River), the daughter of Joseph Dix, a minister, and Mary her early years Dorothea shared a small cottage with her parents and two younger brothers.

Because her family was quite poor, she often traveled to Boston to live with her grandparents. Dorothea Dix Photo: Library of Congress Digital ID cph 3a Miss Dorothea Dix ( – ): Teacher, Nurse, Social Reformer and Advocate for the Mentally Ill by Dr.

Graham Warder, Keene State College. Dorothea Dix was born on April 4, in the frontier town of Hampden, Maine. Dorothea Lynde Dix () was an author, teacher and reformer. Her efforts on behalf of the mentally ill and prisoners helped create dozens. Synopsis. Born in Hampden, Maine, inDorothea Dix was a social reformer whose devotion to the welfare of the mentally ill led to widespread international : Dorothea Dix, in full Dorothea Lynde Dix, (born April 4,Hampden, District of Maine, Massachusetts [now in Maine], U.S.—died JTrenton, New Jersey), American educator, social reformer, and humanitarian whose devotion to the welfare of the mentally ill led to widespread reforms in the United States and abroad.

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During her long life () she was an author of children's books, a teacher, a prison reformer, the moral and political force behind the creation of many mental hospitals, and superintendant of women nurses for the Union Army during the Civil War [Dorothea Dix is] a sound scholarly biography of a formidable American woman.”Cited by: Social reformer Dorothea -- Find potential answers to this crossword clue at - Dorothea Dix.

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Additionally, Dix helped recruit nurses for the Union army during the Civil War. A biography of Dorothea Dix, the nineteenth-century reformer who devoted much of her life to improving the treatment of the mentally ill in the United States. Preview this book» What people are saying - 4/5(1).

3rd place medalist for Junior Individual Documentary at the National History Day contest in Washington, D.C. For her documentary on Dorthea Dix and prison reform in the United States. Dorothea Dix played an instrumental role in the founding or expansion of more than 30 hospitals for the treatment of the mentally ill.

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An activist who disdained the women's rights and antislavery movements, Dix, an old-line Whig, sought to promote national harmony and became the only New England social reformer to work successfully in the. For years, society had shunned the mentally ill, locking them up and even treating them like criminals.

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The Face of the Mental Health Reform *This was made as a high school project*. Editorial Reviews [Dorothea Dix] is the story of a woman who held that 'a wholesome moral environment, with or without physicians, could restore the spiritual stability of the insane' This 'moral treatment' of insanity was based on Miss Dix's religious view of life (she was a Unitarian).During her long life () she was an author of children's books, a teacher, a prison reformer, the Brand: Thomas J.

Brown. Dorothea Dix: The Compassionate Crusader Who Revolutionized Care for the Mentally Ill Posted on April 3, by Katherine At a time when people with mental illness were often abused and kept in inhumane conditions, Dorothea Dix's year-long crusade for the reform of mental asylums in the US, Canada, and Europe made her renowned worldwide as.

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Dorothea Dix Dorothea Lynde Dix (April 4, J ), in her early career a teacher and author of children's books, was, in her unique and international role as an advocate for improvements in the treatment of patients suffering from mental and emotional disorders, the most visible humanitarian reformer of the 19th century.

- Explore mikesrgreen's board "Dorothea Dix" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Important people in history, Female dragon and American civil war pins. Dorothea Lynde Dix (April 4, – J ) was an American activist on behalf of the indigent insane who, through a vigorous program of lobbying state legislatures and the United States Congress, created the first generation of American mental the Civil War, she served as Superintendent of Army Nurses.

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Shop now. Get this from a library. Dorothea Dix: New England reformer. [Thomas J Brown] -- "Dorothea Dix was the most politically engaged woman of her generation, which was itself a remarkable tapestry of activists. An influential lobbyist as well as a paragon of the doctrine of female.

This is an excellent first book. -- Joel H. Silbey Journal of Illinois History The most famous American woman reformer of her time, Dorothea Dix was a monomaniac, possessed of a personality and manner that made friends sometimes prefer sinners to a saint.

Nevertheless, Brown declines to /5(5). This is an excellent first book. -- Joel H. Silbey Journal of Illinois History The most famous American woman reformer of her time, Dorothea Dix was a monomaniac, possessed of a personality and manner that made friends sometimes prefer sinners to a saint.

Nevertheless, Brown declines to psychologize. Dorothea Dix Social Reformer (Book): Witteman, Barbara: A biography of the nineteenth-century reformer who devoted much of her life to improving the treatment of the mentally ill in the United States.

Biography: Where did Dorothea Dix grow up. Dorothea Dix was born in Hampden, Maine on April 4, She had a difficult childhood as her father was gone much of the time and her mother suffered from depression.

As the oldest child, she took care of the family's small one room cabin and helped to raise her younger siblings. Dorothea Dix returned to her work as a social justice reformer. She continued to fight for mental health issues. However, she spent the first years after the war in Europe due to disillusionment from the bloodshed.

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An influential lobbyist as well as a paragon of the doctrine of female benevolence, she vividly illustrated the complexities of the "separate spheres" of politics and femininity.

Her greatest legislative initiative, a campaign for federal land grants to endow state mental. Dorothea Dix (–) was a social reformer, primarily for the treatment of the mentally ill, and the most visible humanitarian of the 19th century.

Through a long and vigorous program of lobbying state legislatures and the U.S. Congress, Dix created the. This is an excellent first bookJoel H. Silbey "Journal of Illinois History "The most famous American woman reformer of her time, Dorothea Dix was a monomaniac, possessed of a personality and manner that made friends sometimes prefer sinners to a saint.

Nevertheless, Brown declines to : Thomas Brown. Dorothea Lynde Dix was born in Hampden, Maine, on April 4, She had a difficult child as the daughter of a mother who suffered frequent bouts of depression and an alcoholic father. Despite this adversity, she took charge as the primary caretaker of her younger brothers.

Then at the age of 12, she left home to live and study at the home of her affluent grandmother. Dorothea Dix played an instrumental role in the founding or expansion of more than 30 hospitals for the treatment of the mentally ill. She was a leading figure in those national and international movements that challenged the idea that people with mental disturbances could not be cured or by: 8.

Dorothea Dix was an American social reformer who worked for the betterment of the life of the insane. This biography of Dorothea Dix provides detailed information .Dorothea Dix -- humanitarian, reformer, and philanthropist, described by her contemporaries as "the most useful and distinguished woman America has yet produced," judged by many as superior in dedication if not accomplishment to Florence Nightingale, closely associated with William Ellery Channing, Horace Mann, Charles Sumner, Francis Lieber.Dorothea Dix believed that prisoners were capable of reform and were worthy of an appropriate amount of respect from society.

Dix represented the spirit of the Second Great Awakening because during this religious movement, people believed that self-reflection and .