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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


In God’s Empire: French Missionaries and the Modern World

Owen White and J.P. Daughton (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195396447
eISBN:
9780199979318
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195396447.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion, World Modern History

A collection of thirteen chapters by leading scholars in the field, this book examines the complex ways in which the spread of Christianity by French men and women shaped local communities, French ... More


Andrew Reed (1787–1862)

Ian J. Shaw

in High Calvinists in Action: Calvinism and the City - Manchester and London, c. 1810-1860

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199250776
eISBN:
9780191600739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199250774.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Andrew Reed was called to the New Road Independent Chapel in the East End of London in 1811. Moving from an early adherence to high Calvinism into evangelical Calvinism, his pastoral ministry saw ... More


Conclusion: Walking the Buckeye Log

Abby Burnett

in Gone to the Grave: Burial Customs of the Arkansas Ozarks, 1850-1950

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9781628461114
eISBN:
9781626740624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461114.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

The role played by the fraternal lodges (Masons, Odd Fellows, Woodmen of the World, etc.) is described, as many of these organizations had, as part of their creeds, burial of the dead and aiding ... 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


Child Protection From the Colonial Period to 1875

John E. B. Myers

in Child Protection in America: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195169355
eISBN:
9780199893348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169355.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

This chapter describes the era before organized child protection, which began in 1875. Prior to that date, many abused and neglected children went without protection, although there was never a time ... More


Child Protection From 1900 To 1962

John E. B. Myers

in Child Protection in America: Past, Present, and Future

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195169355
eISBN:
9780199893348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195169355.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families, Crime and Justice

Child protection in the 20th century can be divided into two periods, one before 1962 and one following. This chapter chronicles developments prior to 1962, including the emergence of social work as ... More


“A Citadel of Piety”: The Good Shepherd Magdalen Asylum, Waterford.

Frances Finnegan

in Do Penance or Perish: Magdalen Asylums in Ireland

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195174601
eISBN:
9780199849901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195174601.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The Illustrated Guide to Waterford by Edmund Downey states that the City's Magdalen Asylum (later under the care of the Good Shepherd Sisters) was originally founded in 1799. A more detailed account ... More


Abandonment and Intervention

OWEN WHITE

in Children of the French Empire: Miscegenation and Colonial Society in French West Africa 1895-1960

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208198
eISBN:
9780191677946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208198.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter examines the thinking which led to the creation of special homes for mÉtis children deemed to have been abandoned by their parents, set up first by missionaries, and by the colonial ... More


Education and Employment

OWEN WHITE

in Children of the French Empire: Miscegenation and Colonial Society in French West Africa 1895-1960

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208198
eISBN:
9780191677946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208198.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This chapter focuses on the education offered to mÉtis children in the orphanages, and the type of employment they were encouraged to follow. It provides case studies of two institutions to help ... More


American Adoption: A Brief History

Cynthia Russett

in Adoption by Lesbians and Gay Men: A New Dimension in Family Diversity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195322606
eISBN:
9780199914555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195322606.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter traces the history of adoption in America. It covers adoption in early America, the rise of the orphanage, the emergence of the adoption agency system, adoption practice following World ... More


Child Care in Black and White: Working Parents and the History of Orphanages

Jessie B. Ramey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036903
eISBN:
9780252094422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036903.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This innovative study examines the development of institutional child care from 1878 to 1929, based on a comparison of two “sister” orphanages in Pittsburgh: the all-white United Presbyterian ... More


Raising Eurasia: Childhood, Youth and the Mixed-Race Question

David M. Pomfret

in Youth and Empire: Trans-Colonial Childhoods in British and French Asia

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780804795173
eISBN:
9780804796866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804795173.003.0009
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Chapter 9 ‘Raising Eurasia’ shows that as Europeans used didactic visions of childhood to draw boundaries more firmly around themselves this only served to make the ‘problem’ of the Eurasian child ... More


Fostering on the Farm: Child Placement in the Rural Midwest

Megan Birk

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039249
eISBN:
9780252097294
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039249.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

From 1870 until after World War I, reformers led an effort to place children from orphanages, asylums, and children's homes with farming families. The farmers received free labor in return for ... More


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

Edward Rohs

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823240227
eISBN:
9780823240265
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240227.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This book chronicles the extraordinary life of Ed Rohs, a bright, mischievous boy who was raised in five institutions of the Catholic orphanage system in postwar Brooklyn, New York, from infancy in ... 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


Kate Warburton

Ellen Ross

in Slum Travelers: Ladies and London Poverty, 1860-1920

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520249059
eISBN:
9780520940055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520249059.003.0024
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter discusses Katherine Anne Egerton Warburton or Kate Warburton, or “Mother Kate”, as she was known for her entire adult life. Kate was only eighteen when she was received as a novice by ... 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


Fifth Avenue: Growth and Progress, 1843–54

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/9780823234196.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

The Colored Orphan Asylum's (COA) move to Forty-third Street and Fifth Avenue was chaotic. The orphanage's staff had to transport furniture and household goods — along with children of various ages — ... More


Omara—The Orphan

Janet Grossbach Mayer

in As Bad as They Say?: Three Decades of Teaching in the Bronx

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823234165
eISBN:
9780823240814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234165.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter is about the life of Omara, the orphan, her struggles and eventual success. Omara hardly greeted Janet Mayer, which surprised the latter because of her affectionate departure eleven days ... More


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