Home Away From Home: The Forgotten History of Orphanages

Home Away From Home: The Forgotten History of Orphanages

by Richard B. McKenzie (Editor)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594032455
Publisher: Encounter Books
Publication date: 12/22/2009
Pages: 344
Sales rank: 358,875
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

RICHARD B. MCKENZIE grew up at the Barium Springs Home for Children in Piedmont, North Carolina. His experience there led him to write The Home: A Memoir of Growing Up in an Orphanage (1996) and to edit Rethinking Orphanages for the 21st Century (1998). He has also produced Homecoming: The Forgotten World of America’s Orphanages, which has aired on PBS stations across the country. He is the Walter B. Gerken Professor of Enterprise and Society in the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Irvine.

Table of Contents

1: Orphanages in History and the Modern Child Welfare Setting: An Overview
(Duncan Lindsey)
2: The Early History of Orphanages: From Constantinople to Venice
(Timothy Miller)
3. Christian Charity and the Politics of Orphan Care in the Dutch Republic
(Anne E. C. McCants)
4. Mooseheart: “The Child City”
(David T. Beito)
5. A Home of Another Kind: An Orphanage in the Midst of Chicago’s Elite
(Kenneth Cmiel)
6. Fates of Orphans: Poor Children in Antebellum Charleston
(John E. Murray)
7. The Transformation of Catholic Orphanages: Cleveland, 1851–1996
(Marian Morton)
8. Baltimore’s Nineteenth-Century Orphanages
(Nurith Zmora)
9. The Orphan Trains as an Alternative to Orphanages
(Marilyn Holt)
10. Orphanages as a National Institution: History and Its Lessons
(Timothy A. Hacsi)

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