Elizabeth Packard

While I was looking at news articles about nineteenth-century asylums, I came across this Time’s article about Elizabeth Packard. We read about her in chapter four of Gonaver’s book. Packard was wrongly confined by her husband because she had differing religious beliefs from him. The article was written by Kate Moore who gives a little history on Packard and her feelings about being a woman in the nineteenth-century. Moore also has a book advertised at the end of the article that she has published that is about Packard called The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight For Freedom, and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear (2021).