Out Of The Darkness: The Story of Mary Ellen Wilson

Valutazione media 4,19
( su 321 valutazioni fornite da Goodreads )
 
9780966940008: Out Of The Darkness: The Story of Mary Ellen Wilson

In New York City back in April of 1874, a most unusual event took place. A severely abused nine-year-old girl named Mary Ellen Wilson became the first child in America to be rescued from an abusive home. She had been beaten, burned, slashed with scissors, locked in a closet, and had never been outside of her tenement home in over 7 years. Thanks to the concern and dedication of a missionary named Etta Wheeler, the child was finally saved from her cruel captors. Henry Bergh's ASPCA -- yes, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals -- was instrumental in securing her rescue. When no other agencies would become involved, the ASPCA used its power and influence to not only save Mary Ellen, but to charter the first organization of its kind to prevent cruelty to children, the NYSPCC -- the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. This book remains the ONLY book that tells the dramatic story of Mary Ellen's life and rescue.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Riassunto" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

Review:

Conventional child rearing in the wake of the Civil War could be aptly described as "spare the rod and spoil the child." Like slaves in the previous era, children were considered property, with no more rights than horses or dogs. With luck they were cared for and loved. Orphaned and raised in devastating poverty, young Mary Ellen Wilson was not so lucky. Out of the Darkness vividly details Mary Ellen's life as a captive in her Hell's Kitchen tenement. Left alone during the day to find her own playthings--a few strings and a pet spider named "Timmy"--the situation only became worse when her mother returned home to administer shockingly brutal daily beatings. More than a chronicle of one child's abuse, however, Out of the Darkness also documents her rescue--including the key role of the newly created American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. By drawing parallels between animal rights, Mary Ellen's case, and the end of slavery, Out of the Darkness illustrates how the end of the Civil War ushered in a profound shift in attitude--an acceptance that all living beings are capable of suffering and therefore deserve protection. This is a riveting read about a fascinating period. --Ginger Dzerk

About the Author:

Eric A. Shelman is an author in California, with several published short stories, articles, and screenplays in his list of credits. Dr. Lazoritz is the Director of the Child Protection Center of the Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Combined, they have spent over fifteen years researching every aspect of Mary Ellen's family and this historical case.

Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.

I migliori risultati di ricerca su AbeBooks

1.

Eric A Shelman, Stephan Lazoritz M.D.
Editore: Dolphin Moon Publishing (1999)
ISBN 10: 0966940008 ISBN 13: 9780966940008
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Print on Demand
Da
The Book Depository
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Dolphin Moon Publishing, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.In New York City back in April of 1874, a most unusual event took place. A severely abused nine-year-old girl named Mary Ellen Wilson became the first child in America to be rescued from an abusive home. She had been beaten, burned, slashed with scissors, locked in a closet, and had never been outside of her tenement home in over 7 years. Thanks to the concern and dedication of a missionary named Etta Wheeler, the child was finally saved from her cruel captors. Henry Bergh s ASPCA -- yes, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals -- was instrumental in securing her rescue. When no other agencies would become involved, the ASPCA used its power and influence to not only save Mary Ellen, but to charter the first organization of its kind to prevent cruelty to children, the NYSPCC -- the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. This book remains the ONLY book that tells the dramatic story of Mary Ellen s life and rescue. Codice libro della libreria AAV9780966940008

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 13,42
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

2.

Shelman, Eric A.
Editore: Dolphin Moon Publishing 1999-03 (1999)
ISBN 10: 0966940008 ISBN 13: 9780966940008
Nuovi Quantità: 5
Print on Demand
Da
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Dolphin Moon Publishing 1999-03, 1999. Condizione libro: New. This item is printed on demand. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Codice libro della libreria NU-LSI-06895077

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,49
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,39
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

3.

Eric A Shelman, Stephan Lazoritz M.D.
Editore: Dolphin Moon Publishing (1999)
ISBN 10: 0966940008 ISBN 13: 9780966940008
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 10
Print on Demand
Da
The Book Depository US
(London, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Dolphin Moon Publishing, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. In New York City back in April of 1874, a most unusual event took place. A severely abused nine-year-old girl named Mary Ellen Wilson became the first child in America to be rescued from an abusive home. She had been beaten, burned, slashed with scissors, locked in a closet, and had never been outside of her tenement home in over 7 years. Thanks to the concern and dedication of a missionary named Etta Wheeler, the child was finally saved from her cruel captors. Henry Bergh s ASPCA -- yes, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals -- was instrumental in securing her rescue. When no other agencies would become involved, the ASPCA used its power and influence to not only save Mary Ellen, but to charter the first organization of its kind to prevent cruelty to children, the NYSPCC -- the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. This book remains the ONLY book that tells the dramatic story of Mary Ellen s life and rescue. Codice libro della libreria AAV9780966940008

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 14,28
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

4.

Shelman, Eric A.
Editore: DOLPHIN MOON PUB (1999)
ISBN 10: 0966940008 ISBN 13: 9780966940008
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Print on Demand
Da
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro DOLPHIN MOON PUB, 1999. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria IQ-9780966940008

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 11,68
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,35
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

5.

Shelman, Eric A.
Editore: Dolphin Moon Publishing 3/1/1999 (1999)
ISBN 10: 0966940008 ISBN 13: 9780966940008
Nuovi Paperback or Softback Quantità: 10
Da
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Dolphin Moon Publishing 3/1/1999, 1999. Paperback or Softback. Condizione libro: New. Out of the Darkness: The Story of Mary Ellen Wilson. Book. Codice libro della libreria BBS-9780966940008

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 17,83
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: GRATIS
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

6.

Shelman, Eric A.
Editore: Dolphin Moon Publishing (2017)
ISBN 10: 0966940008 ISBN 13: 9780966940008
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 19
Print on Demand
Da
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Dolphin Moon Publishing, 2017. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Codice libro della libreria 0966940008

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 16,37
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 1,67
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

7.

Shelman, Eric A.
Editore: Dolphin Moon Publishing (2016)
ISBN 10: 0966940008 ISBN 13: 9780966940008
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: 1
Print on Demand
Da
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Dolphin Moon Publishing, 2016. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Codice libro della libreria ria9780966940008_lsuk

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 13,67
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 4,38
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

8.

Eric A. Shelman; Stephan Lazoritz
Editore: Dolphin Moon Publishing (1999)
ISBN 10: 0966940008 ISBN 13: 9780966940008
Nuovi Brossura Quantità: 1
Print on Demand
Da
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Dolphin Moon Publishing, 1999. Condizione libro: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Codice libro della libreria GM9780966940008

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 15,92
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 2,99
Da: Germania a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

9.

Eric A. Shelman
ISBN 10: 0966940008 ISBN 13: 9780966940008
Nuovi Paperback Quantità: > 20
Da
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Paperback. 348 pages. IT BEGAN WITH ONE ABUSED CHILD . . . A Little Girls Terror: By April of 1874, nine-year-old Mary Ellen Wilson had been beaten, cut, and burned by her foster mother for more than seven years. She had never once been allowed outdoors, her keeper locking her inside a tiny, dark closet while she was away. In the coldest New York winters, the child slept on a piece of carpet on the floor, only a threadbare quilt to warm her. A Caring Womans Determination: When a concerned social worker named Etta Wheeler learned of the childs plight, she made appeals to the police, church, and the courts, but with no success. Dont interfere between parent and child, they said. While others may have given up, Etta was determined to help little Mary Ellen. An Unlikely Hero For An Abused Child: In a desperate last resort, Etta went to Henry Bergh of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Would this man who was so kind to animals help Surely the child had the same rights as a defenseless, abused creature. Bergh heard Ettas story, and the events that followed forever changed the course of child protection in America. Forgotten for over a century, Shelman and Lazoritz bring the story of Little Mary Ellen to light for the first time since it appeared in the pages of the New York Times, the Brooklyn Eagle, and the New York Tribune in 1874. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Codice libro della libreria 9780966940008

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 17,20
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 3,31
In U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

10.

Shelman, Eric A.
Editore: DOLPHIN MOON PUB (1999)
ISBN 10: 0966940008 ISBN 13: 9780966940008
Nuovi Quantità: > 20
Print on Demand
Da
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, Regno Unito)
Valutazione libreria
[?]

Descrizione libro DOLPHIN MOON PUB, 1999. PAP. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria LQ-9780966940008

Maggiori informazioni su questa libreria | Fare una domanda alla libreria

Compra nuovo
EUR 10,72
Convertire valuta

Aggiungere al carrello

Spese di spedizione: EUR 10,19
Da: Regno Unito a: U.S.A.
Destinazione, tempi e costi

Vedi altre copie di questo libro

Vedi tutti i risultati per questo libro