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Confederate Phoenix: Rebel Children and Their Families in South Carolina

Edmund L. Drago

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229376
eISBN:
9780823234912
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229376.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book tells a story of white children and their families in the most militant Southern state in the United States (the state where the Civil War erupted). Drawing on a rich array of sources, many ... More


Introduction

Edward Rohs and Judith Estrine

in Raised by the Church: Growing up in New York City's Catholic Orphanages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823240227
eISBN:
9780823240265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240227.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter is an overview of the world of the Catholic orphanage system into which Ed Rohs was placed. It opens with a comparison between the fantasies of Hollywood's orphans and the reality of ... More


The Search for Solutions

Edward Rohs and Judith Estrine

in Raised by the Church: Growing up in New York City's Catholic Orphanages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823240227
eISBN:
9780823240265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240227.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

Throughout U.S. history people of good have debated the issues of how to best serve the most vulnerable children in the population: How can society give impoverished, orphaned, and abandoned children ... More


Conclusion

William Seraile

in Angels of Mercy: White Women and the History of New York's Colored Orphan Asylum

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234196
eISBN:
9780823240838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234196.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

The demise of the Colored Orphan Asylum at Riverdale was a sad event in the history of an institution that dated to 1836. The founders and early managers were mainly women who sought to do God's will ... More


Widows and Orphans

Edmund L. Drago

in Confederate Phoenix: Rebel Children and Their Families in South Carolina

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229376
eISBN:
9780823234912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229376.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter focuses on the rising number of orphans and widows in South Carolina due to the Civil War. The number of orphans began ballooning by the summer of 1862. The number of widows started to ... More


Harlem, 1884–1906

William Seraile

in Angels of Mercy: White Women and the History of New York's Colored Orphan Asylum

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234196
eISBN:
9780823240838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234196.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

The first half of 1884 was a busy period in the life of the Colored Orphan Asylum (COA). Despite its early intent to care specifically for orphans, the institution now had more half-orphans and ... More


Introduction

William Seraile

in Angels of Mercy: White Women and the History of New York's Colored Orphan Asylum

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234196
eISBN:
9780823240838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234196.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book is an examination of the effort of a group of white women who, aided sporadically by limited financial support from African Americans, labored for over a century to maintain a home for ... More


New Start In Riverdale, 1907–22

William Seraile

in Angels of Mercy: White Women and the History of New York's Colored Orphan Asylum

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234196
eISBN:
9780823240838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234196.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

The Colored Orphan Asylum (COA) trustees were determined that their new home in Riverdale would be modeled on the cottage system, which was then in vogue. The New York Juvenile Asylum had embraced ... More


Angels of Mercy: White Women and the History of New York's Colored Orphan Asylum

William Seraile

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234196
eISBN:
9780823240838
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234196.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book uncovers the history of the Colored Orphan Asylum, founded in New York City in 1836 as the nation's first orphanage for African American children — a remarkable institution that is still in ... More


New York City in the Nineteenth Century

Edward Rohs and Judith Estrine

in Raised by the Church: Growing up in New York City's Catholic Orphanages

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823240227
eISBN:
9780823240265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240227.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

In the wake of war, famine, and an influx of impoverished immigrants, in the early 1800s an illiterate army of vagrant children coalesced in New York City. Seldom numbering fewer than ten thousand in ... More


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