When sifting through sources to find out more about Dorothea Dix’s background, I stumbled upon this New York Times article titled, “Flowers of New England.” It is a piece from a book titled Three Wise Virgins, and wove together the stork of three important New-England women. It is interesting how the author weaves these women together, but even more interesting was some of the language that was used. Dix was said to have “invaded prisons, asylums, and almshouses…,” which is fairly harsh language being used.
Citation: Ross, Ishbel. “Flowers of New England: Three Wise Virgins.” New York Times, November 17, 1957, 124.