Beyond the Asylum: Dealing with Insane Children

  • Steven J. Taylor
Part of the Palgrave Studies in the History of Childhood book series (PSHC)


The focus in Chap. 5 moves beyond the asylum to explore alternative methods of dealing with mental illness and disability between the years 1845–1907. It specifically considers the importance of education and development of special schools, hospital provision, the domestic sphere, and charity. By doing so new avenues of dealing with insane children emerge and a broader understanding of the topic is gained.


Late Nineteenth Century Special School Mental Disability Mental Impairment Impaired Child 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven J. Taylor
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  1. 1.University of LeicesterLeicesterUK

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