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Packard v. Packard

Further Readings

  • Burnham, John Chynoweth. "Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard," in Notable American Women, 1906-1950. Edward T. James, Janet Wilson James and Paul S. Boyer, eds. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1971.
  • Packard, Elizabeth Parsons Ware. Great Disclosure of Spiritual Wickedness!! in high places. With an appeal to the government to protect the inalienable rights of married women. Written under the inspection of Dr. M'Farland, Superintendent of Insane asylum, Jacksonville, IL, 4th ed. Boston, Published by the authoress, 1865.
  • ----. Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial and self- defense from the charge of insanity, or, Three years imprisonment for religious belief, by the arbitrary will of a husband, with an appeal to the government to so change the laws as to afford legal protection to married women. Hartford, CT: Case, Lockwood & Co., 1866.
  • ---- . The prisoners' hidden life, or Insane asylums unveiled: as demonstrated by the Report of the Investigating Committee of the Legislature of Illinois, together with Mrs. Packard's coadjutors' testimony. Chicago: The Author; A. B. Case, Printer, 1868.
  • ------ . The mystic key; or, The asylum secret unlocked. Hartford, CT: Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., 1886.
  • Sapinsley, Barbara. The Private War of Mrs. Packard. New York: Paragon House, 1991.

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Law Library - American Law and Legal InformationNotable Trials and Court Cases - 1833 to 1882Packard v. Packard - Significance, Reverend Packard's Case Against His Wife, Mrs. Packard Defends Her Sanity