Black and white digital illustration of the tip of an island. On the island, there’s several large buildings and trees. Across the water from the island is a city with many buildings. There are a couple of boats in the water.

Send Her to the Island

Episode #247

2023-12-08 05:00:46


When a young woman showed up at a boarding house in Manhattan, she said her name was Nellie Brown – but that was all she seemed to remember about herself. Soon, people became scared of her. Someone went to the police: “I want you to take her quietly.”

Stacy Horn’s book is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

Travis Russ’ upcoming play is The Gorgeous Nothings.