The Colony
Title
The Colony

Author
Tayman, John.

Publication Information
[S.l. : s.n.], c2006.

Physical Description
10 books in a cloth bag ; 37 x 15 cm. + 1 folder.

Series
Instant book club.

General Note
Imprint may vary.
 
A cloth bag containing 10 copies of the title which may also include a folder with miscellaneous notes, discussion questions, biographical information, and reading lists to assist book group discussion leaders.

Subject Term
Leprosy -- Hawaii -- Molokai -- History.

Local Subject
Book club kit collection.

Summary
Reveals the untold history of the infamous American leprosy colony on Molokai and of the extraordinary people who struggled to survive under the most horrific circumstances. Tracked by bounty hunters and torn screaming from their families, the luckless were loaded into shipboard cattle stalls and abandoned in a lawless place where brutality held sway. Many did not have leprosy, and most of those who did were not contagious, yet all were caught in a shared nightmare. The colony had little food, little medicine, and very little hope. Exile continued for more than a century, the longest and deadliest instance of medical segregation in American history. Nearly 9,000 people were banished to the colony, trapped by pounding surf and armed guards and the highest sea cliffs in the world. 28 live there still.--From publisher description.


LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)Book club kitKT 614.546 TAY11Kits