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Home Rule: Households, Manhood, and National Expansion on the Eighteenth-Century Kentucky Frontier

Honor Sachs

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300154139
eISBN:
9780300216530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154139.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

On America's western frontier, myths of prosperity concealed the brutal conditions endured by women, slaves, orphans, and the poor. As poverty and unrest took root in eighteenth-century Kentucky, ... More


“Ruin Poor Families”

Honor Sachs

in Home Rule: Households, Manhood, and National Expansion on the Eighteenth-Century Kentucky Frontier

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780300154139
eISBN:
9780300216530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154139.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the experience of poverty in Kentucky, paying particular attention to the impact of financial hardship on poor women and orphans. After the end of the American Revolution in ... More


Children of the Public: Poor and Orphaned Minors in the Southwest Borderlands

Nancy Zey

in Children and Youth in a New Nation

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814757420
eISBN:
9780814759851
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814757420.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter shows the transition from colonial to republican attitudes about orphans by focusing on dependent children in Natchez, Mississippi, where traditional and rather ad hoc responses ... More


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