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Charleston

John E. Murray

in The Charleston Orphan House: Children's Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924090
eISBN:
9780226924106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924106.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

Prior to the establishment of the Charleston Orphan House, orphaned and destitute children in the city of Charleston in South Carolina were supported through two Anglican parishes, St. Philip's, ... More


Families

John E. Murray

in The Charleston Orphan House: Children's Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924090
eISBN:
9780226924106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924106.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

The Charleston Orphan House became an attractive destination not only for full orphans, but also for half orphans and other children who could not be raised by their parents. Because so many children ... More


Orphan House

John E. Murray

in The Charleston Orphan House: Children's Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924090
eISBN:
9780226924106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924106.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

Based on the ordinance by the City Council, the organizational structure of the Charleston Orphan House required commissioners to be at the top and ladies to the side, officers such as the steward ... More


Education

John E. Murray

in The Charleston Orphan House: Children's Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924090
eISBN:
9780226924106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924106.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

Children who were admitted to the Charleston Orphan House came from families with little experience of formal education. The orphanage not only took care of children until they were old enough to get ... More


Sickness

John E. Murray

in The Charleston Orphan House: Children's Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924090
eISBN:
9780226924106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924106.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

One of the problems faced by the Charleston Orphan House and its residents was health. Situated on the northern edge of a city characterized by unhealthful conditions, the orphanage witnessed the ... More


Transitions

John E. Murray

in The Charleston Orphan House: Children's Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924090
eISBN:
9780226924106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924106.003.0009
Subject:
History, Social History

Between 1790 and 1860, more than 2,000 children lived in the Charleston Orphan House. Of those who became apprentices, most worked and learned their trades, fed, sheltered, and trained uneventfully ... More


Apprenticeship

John E. Murray

in The Charleston Orphan House: Children's Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924090
eISBN:
9780226924106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924106.003.0008
Subject:
History, Social History

The most common outcome for children in the Charleston Orphan House was apprenticeship. During the antebellum period, the orphanage sent approximately 1,100 children out into the Charleston labor ... More


Leaving

John E. Murray

in The Charleston Orphan House: Children's Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924090
eISBN:
9780226924106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924106.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

A child may eventually leave the Charleston Orphan House for one reason or another. In some cases, children returned to their birth families. In other cases, they re-entered their nuclear or extended ... More


Introduction

John E. Murray

in The Charleston Orphan House: Children's Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924090
eISBN:
9780226924106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924106.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

Situated in the city of Charleston, South Carolina, the Charleston Orphan House is the first public orphanage in the United States. It offered protection to Charleston's white poor population by ... More


Epilogue

John E. Murray

in The Charleston Orphan House: Children's Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924090
eISBN:
9780226924106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924106.003.0010
Subject:
History, Social History

Between 1790 and 1860, the Charleston Orphan House offered protection, care, and education to some 2,000 children of poor families. The institution bound together all strata of white society in ... More


The Charleston Orphan House: Children's Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America

John E. Murray

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780226924090
eISBN:
9780226924106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226924106.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

The first public orphanage in America, the Charleston Orphan House saw to the welfare and education of thousands of children from poor white families in the urban South. From wealthy benefactors to ... More


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