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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


The Early Years, 1836–42

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/9780823234196.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

The origin of the Colored Orphan Asylum (COA) has several versions, influenced by the passage of time, boastful pride, and marketing objectives. An original version noted that in 1834 two Quaker ... More


. Yokemates: Female Quaker Companionship in the British Atlantic World

Amanda E. Herbert

in Female Alliances: Gender, Identity, and Friendship in Early Modern Britain

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300177404
eISBN:
9780300199253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300177404.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the special spiritual partnerships shared between itinerant Quaker women. Female Quaker preachers in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries undertook extensive, dangerous ... More


‘Serious concern’: the Manchester Quakers and refugees, 1938–1940

Bill Williams

in Jews and Other Foreigners: Manchester and the Rescue of the Victims of European Fascism, 1933-40

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719085499
eISBN:
9781781703311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085499.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

In the face of an increasing number of refugees reaching Manchester, the Quaker ISC could not justify any more than the Jewish community, what was at best a haphazard response to their needs. On 20 ... More


‘Bright young refugees’: refugees and schools in the Manchester region

Bill Williams

in Jews and Other Foreigners: Manchester and the Rescue of the Victims of European Fascism, 1933-40

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719085499
eISBN:
9781781703311
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085499.003.0018
Subject:
History, Social History

One way in which young refugees might gain the right of entry to Britain was by offering proof of their acceptance by a British school, although they still required a British sponsor who would ... More


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