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The Care of Destitute, Neglected, and Delinquent Children

The Care of Destitute, Neglected, and Delinquent Children

by Homer Folks
     
 

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

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III —PRIVATE CHARITIES FOR DESTITUTE CHILr DREN: 1801-1875. Though there has been throughout the century a steady growth in the number and importance of children's institutions founded from philanthropic motives and supported by the gifts of the generous, it seems best to divide their history into two chapters-— 1801 to 1875, and 1875 to the close of the century. The establishment of public systems of child-saving work in various States, in the decade 1870-1880, and the enactment of laws for the removal of children from almshouses, changed the conditions under which the private charities did their work, and in some States strongly affected their character and methods. The work of the private agencies for the care of destitute children, after 1875, will therefore be taken up after we have considered the public systems adopted in various States, in place of caring for children in almshouses. Prior to the opening of the nineteenth century, agencies for the care of destitute children had been established by private benevolence in the cities of New Orleans, Savannah, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Boston. The orphan asylum founded by Whitefield in Savannah in 1738 passed through many vicissitudes and gradually became an academy rather than an orphan home. It was Whitefield's wish to have it become a college, but his majesty, George II, declined to grant a college charter. The buildings were twice burned, and the academy was closed in 1791. The five other organizations founded prior to 1801 have continued their work to the present. NEW YORK ORPHAN ASYLUM. , The first charity for children organized in the United States after 1800 was the New York orphan asylumsociety. During the early days of the society for the relief of widows with small children, organized in 1797...

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