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W. E. B. Du Bois and the World Citizen

Nicole A. Waligora-Davis

in Sanctuary: African Americans and Empire

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195369915
eISBN:
9780199893379
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369915.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

W. E. B. Du Bois’s blueprint for an alternative global democracy—“the fourth dimension”—finds its fullest articulation in the aftermath of two world wars. In Darkwater and Dark Princess, Du Bois ... More


“Qualify them for the duties of life”

Megan Birk

in Fostering on the Farm: Child Placement in the Rural Midwest

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039249
eISBN:
9780252097294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039249.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the child welfare situation in the Midwest, including the transition of care from poor farms to children-only institutions. Beginning in the mid-1870s but increasing ... More


African American Youth in Harlem

Kevin McGruder

in Race and Real Estate: Conflict and Cooperation in Harlem, 1890-1920

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169141
eISBN:
9780231539258
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169141.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the efforts of Harlem's African Americans residents to strengthen their community by providing guidance outside the family to African American children and young adults. ... More


Deprivation and Intellectual Disability: From “Mild Mental Retardation” to Resegregation

Mical Raz

in What's Wrong with the Poor?: Psychiatry, Race, and the War on Poverty

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469608877
eISBN:
9781469612669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469608877.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines how deprivation became an accepted etiological factor for intellectual disability, appearing in all the major classifications of the time and readily adopted by psychiatrists. ... More


Remembering the Way into Membership

Jodi Eichler-Levine

in Suffer the Little Children: Uses of the Past in Jewish and African American Children's Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722992
eISBN:
9780814724002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722992.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the logic underlying most of the Jewish and African American children's literature discussed in this book. It begins with a brief introduction to the histories of Jewish and ... More


Playing Progressively?: Race, Reform, and Playful Pedagogies in the Origins of Philadelphia’s Starr Garden Recreation Park, 1857–1904

Deborah Valentine

in Children and Youth During the Gilded Age and Progressive Era

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479894147
eISBN:
9781479804078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479894147.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter traces the origins of the playground movement in America by presenting the story of Philadelphia's Starr Garden Recreation Park. It first considers philanthropist Theodore Starr's ... 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


Riverdale: Trials and Tribulations, 1923–36

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/9780823234196.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

The beginning of 1923 found the Colored Orphan Asylum in a financial crunch, an all-too-familiar situation. The boarding-out report for 1923 acknowledged both progress and problems. The boarding-out ... More


The Unbearable Lightness of Exodus

Jodi Eichler-Levine

in Suffer the Little Children: Uses of the Past in Jewish and African American Children's Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722992
eISBN:
9780814724002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722992.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines the presence of the trope of exodus in Jewish and African American children's literature, ranging from echoes of exodus in Jewish immigration stories to African American texts ... More


Dwelling in Chosen Nostalgia

Jodi Eichler-Levine

in Suffer the Little Children: Uses of the Past in Jewish and African American Children's Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722992
eISBN:
9780814724002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722992.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter explores how domestic imagery figures in the telling of Jewish and African American past and an idealized hearthside vision that glosses over moments of trauma. In particular, it ... More


The Black Nationalist Cure to Disproportionate Minority Contact

Kenneth B. Nunn

in Justice for Kids: Keeping Kids Out of the Juvenile Justice System

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814721377
eISBN:
9780814721384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814721377.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Family Law

This chapter examines the pervasive pattern of disproportionate minority contact (DMC) in the existing juvenile justice system, suggesting that its origin can be traced to the oppressed status of ... More


Emerging Trends in American Children’s Bibles, 1990–2015

Russell W. Dalton

in The Bible in American Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780190468910
eISBN:
9780190468958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190468910.003.0018
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society, Biblical Studies

Children’s Bibles represent a significant but understudied aspect of the use of the Bible in American life. The variety of ways the stories of the Bible have been retold, illustrated, and packaged ... More


Caught in the Crossfire: African American Children and the Ideological Battle for Education in Reconstruction Tennessee

Troy L. Kickler

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/9780814796078.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses the education of black children in Reconstruction Tennessee. It details the efforts of Freedmen's Bureau agents and Northern missionaries to establish schools across Tennessee ... More


Adolescence: Growing Up in America Today

Joy G. Dryfoos and Carol Barkin

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195179613
eISBN:
9780199847358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179613.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Of the 33 million adolescents in the United States, almost 10 million are at risk of failing to become responsible adults. They attend schools that do not serve their needs, lack the support of ... More


Conclusion: The Abrahamic Bargain

Jodi Eichler-Levine

in Suffer the Little Children: Uses of the Past in Jewish and African American Children's Literature

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814722992
eISBN:
9780814724002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814722992.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book concludes with a discussion of how moving from sacrificial citizenship to unbinding through fantasy has resulted in more pliable, less tightly bound spaces in the reading and writing of ... More


How Much Might Mass Imprisonment Affect Childhood Inequality?

Sara Wakefield and Christopher Wildeman

in Prisons, Punishment, and the Family: Towards a New Sociology of Punishment?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198810087
eISBN:
9780191847257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810087.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

This chapter first briefly introduces readers of some arguments made in an earlier work, Children of the Prison Boom (2013). This book made three core arguments, the first of which was that 25 per ... More


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