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Public Hostage Public Ranson: Ending Institutional America

William Bronston


Public Hostage Public Ransom tells the story of William Bronston's activist work within the infamous Willowbrook State School in New York. Bronston documents the activist work that led to media exposure in 1972 and the closure in 1987 of the facility, and sets out the reasons for why so many workers - 2000 - did not speak out about the appalling practices within the institution.

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