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TAYMAN, JOHN - The Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai

Title: The Colony: The Harrowing True Story of the Exiles of Molokai
Description: Scribner, New York, 2006. Hardcover, octavo; quarter bound papered beige boards with green spine and gilt spine titling; 421pp., monochrome illustrations. Mild wear to dustwrapper edges and corners. Near fine otherwise. 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 all were ensnared in a shared nightmare. Here, 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 Colony is a searing tale of individual bravery and extraordinary survival, and stands as a testament to the power of faith, compassion, and the human spirit.


Price: AUD 26.40 = appr. US$ 18.27 Seller: Lamdha Books
- Book number: 84943

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