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Reconstructing Social Obligation: White Orphan Asylums in Post-emancipation Richmond

Catherine A. Jones

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/9780814796078.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter discusses how the disposition of orphans in the postwar context became an ethically charged problem in Virginia. White Virginians used race to shape understandings of ethical obligation ... More


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