In 1887, an ambitious journalist named Nellie Bly went on an undercover assignment to disclose the mistreatment of women at the Women's Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell's Island.
The story created shockwaves throughout the country and caused reform in mental hospitals. It also launched Bly's career. Bly recounts her experience in this book.
This book is annotated with a short biography on Nellie Bly.