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We Were Not Orphans: Stories from the Waco State Home

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We Were Not Orphans: Stories from the Waco State Home - Matthews, Sherry, and Draper, Robert (Foreword by)
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"We were not orphans. Our parents were living; they just couldn't take care of us." This poignant remark captures the heartbreaking reality faced by thousands of Texas children from the 1920s through the 1970s. The Waco State Home provided housing and education for "dependent and neglected" children, but residents paid a price in physical and sexual abuse, military discipline, and plantation-style labor. Even so, the institution was the only home they had, and it rescued many children from an even worse fate. Now for the ...

We Were Not Orphans: Stories from the Waco State Home 2011, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292725591

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