Child Care in Black and White: Working Parents and the History of Orphanages

Kobo ebook | April 15, 2012

byJessie B. Ramey

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This innovative study examines the development of institutional childcare from 1878 to 1929, based on a comparison of two "sister" orphanages in Pittsburgh: the all-white United Presbyterian Orphan's Home and the all-black Home for Colored Children. Drawing on quantitative analysis of the records of more than 1,500 children living at the two orphanages, as well as census data, city logs, and contemporary social science surveys, this study raises new questions about the role of childcare in constructing and perpetrating social inequality in the United States.

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This innovative study examines the development of institutional childcare from 1878 to 1929, based on a comparison of two "sister" orphanages in Pittsburgh: the all-white United Presbyterian Orphan's Home and the all-black Home for Colored Children. Drawing on quantitative analysis of the records of more than 1,500 children living at ...

Format:Kobo ebookPublished:April 15, 2012Publisher:University of Illinois PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0252094425

ISBN - 13:9780252094422

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