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St. Vincent's Home for Boys

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/9780823240227.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

In 1961, when Ed was fifteen, he was moved from St. John's to St. Vincent's Home for Boys in an area of slums, notorious for drugs and crime, in downtown Brooklyn. After summer in Camp Christopher, ... More


. Visiting the Caribs

Peter Hulme

in Remnants of Conquest: The Island Caribs and their Visitors, 1877-1998

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112150
eISBN:
9780191670688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112150.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

The Caribs were by 1907 a relatively small group. They were descended from the indigenous population of the Caribbean and they were resident on Dominica and St Vincent, two of the islands of the ... More


Good Friends, Cruel Enemies

Christopher Taylor

in The Black Carib Wars: Freedom, Survival, and the Making of the Garifuna

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033100
eISBN:
9781617033117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033100.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter describes the determination of St. Vincent’s inhabitants to preserve their freedom and way of life. The British coveted St. Vincent and in January 1723 sent an expedition led by John ... More


Inventing Another New Life

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/9780823240227.003.0012
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter describes Rohs approaching college graduation after attending evening classes for several years while at the same time working full-time in law enforcement. After massive city layoffs ... More


Alone in the Real World

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/9780823240227.003.0011
Subject:
History, Social History

Emancipated and discharged from the Catholic institutional system that raised him, Ed Rohs was brought to a furnished room, given an entry level job and thrown into a world that, because he had been ... More


Youroumaÿn

Christopher Taylor

in The Black Carib Wars: Freedom, Survival, and the Making of the Garifuna

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033100
eISBN:
9781617033117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033100.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter describes the island of YouroumaŸn (known to Europeans as St. Vincent) and the life of the Caribs who lived there. Adrien Le Breton, a Jesuit missionary who spent ten years living there ... More


Quel Roi?

Christopher Taylor

in The Black Carib Wars: Freedom, Survival, and the Making of the Garifuna

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033100
eISBN:
9781617033117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033100.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter considers the impact of the treaty between France, Great Britain, and Spain, signed on 10 February 1763, which formally ended seven years of warfare. The treaty effectively redrew the ... More


Childhood on the Color Line in West Oakland:: Day Nurseries during the Interwar Years

Marta Gutman

in A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226311289
eISBN:
9780226156156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226156156.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Sisters of the Holy Family and Northern Federation of California Colored Women’s Clubs answered the demand for childcare by repurposing houses in West Oakland. Welfare officials were wary of any ... More


Allies of the French

Christopher Taylor

in The Black Carib Wars: Freedom, Survival, and the Making of the Garifuna

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033100
eISBN:
9781617033117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033100.003.0005
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the relationship between the Black Caribs and the French from 1779–83. During this period the Black Caribs, despite intermittent hostility from the local French authority, had ... More


The Black Carib Wars: Freedom, Survival, and the Making of the Garifuna

Christopher Taylor

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033100
eISBN:
9781617033117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033100.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book offers a thoroughly researched history of the struggle of the Garifuna people to preserve their freedom on the island of St. Vincent. Today, thousands of Garifuna people live in Honduras, ... More


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