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

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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 the families who sought its assistance to the artisans and merchants who relied on its charges as apprentices, the Orphan House was a "critical component of the city s social fabric." By bringing together white citizens from all levels of society, it also played a powerful political role in maintaining the prevailing social order ...

The Charleston Orphan House: Children's Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America 2013, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Il

ISBN-13: 9780226924090

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