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Colony - 06 edition

by Tayman

Colony (ISBN10: 0743233018; ISBN13: 9780743233019)
ISBN13: 978-0743233019
ISBN10: 0743233018

Summary: Beginning in 1866 and continuing for over a century, more than eight thousand people suspected of having leprosy were forcibly exiled to the Hawaiian island of Molokai -- the longest and deadliest instance of medical segregation in American history. Torn from their homes and families, these men, women, and children were loaded into shipboard cattle stalls and abandoned in a lawless place where brutality held sway. Many did not have leprosy, and many who did were not contagious, yet a ...show morell were ensnared in a shared nightmare. Here, for the first time, John Tayman reveals the complete history of the Molokai settlement and its unforgettable inhabitants. It's an epic of ruthless manhunts, thrilling escapes, bizarre medical experiments, and tragic, irreversible error. Carefully researched and masterfully told,The Colonyis a searing tale of individual bravery and extraordinary survival, and stands as a testament to the power of faith, compassion, and the human spirit. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 06
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Charles Scribner's & Sons
Published: 01/09/2007
International: No

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