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Reconstructing Social Obligation: White Orphan Asylums in Post-emancipation Richmond

Catherine A. Jones

in Children and Youth during the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796078
eISBN:
9780814763391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796078.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses how the disposition of orphans in the postwar context became an ethically charged problem in Virginia. White Virginians used race to shape understandings of ethical obligation ... More


Orphans and Indians: Pennsylvania’s Soldiers’ Orphan Schools and the Landscape of Postwar Childhood

Judith Geisberg

in Children and Youth during the Civil War Era

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796078
eISBN:
9780814763391
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796078.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter tells the story of the end of Pennsylvania's Soldiers' Orphan Schools—the first and the most ambitious attempt to care for Civil War orphans—placing the closures within the context of ... More


Children and Youth during the Civil War Era

James Marten (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814796078
eISBN:
9780814763391
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814796078.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

The Civil War is a much plumbed area of scholarship, so much so that at times it seems there is no further work to be done in the field. However, the experience of children and youth during that ... More


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