The Resource Second home : orphan asylums and poor families in America, Timothy A. Hacsi

Second home : orphan asylums and poor families in America, Timothy A. Hacsi

Label
Second home : orphan asylums and poor families in America
Title
Second home
Title remainder
orphan asylums and poor families in America
Statement of responsibility
Timothy A. Hacsi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As Timothy Hacsi shows, most children in nineteenth-century orphan asylums were "half-orphans," children with one living parent who was unable to provide for them. The asylums spread widely and endured because different groups - churches, ethnic communities, charitable organizations, fraternal societies, and local and state governments - could adapt them to their own purposes. In the 1890s, critics began to argue that asylums were overcrowded and impersonal. By 1909, advocates called for aid to destitute mothers, and argued that asylums should be a last resort, for short-term care only. Yet orphanages continued to care for most dependent children until the Depression strained asylum budgets and federally funded home care became more widely available. Yet some, Catholic asylums in particular, cared for poor children into the 1950s and 1960s
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hacsi, Timothy A
Index
index present
LC call number
HV983
LC item number
.H33 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orphanages
  • Poor families
  • Orphanages
  • Poor families
  • Weeshuizen
  • Orphanages
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Second home : orphan asylums and poor families in America, Timothy A. Hacsi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Routine, Discipline, and Improvements in Asylum Life
  • 6.
  • Education and Building Character
  • 7.
  • Play, Holidays, and Vacations
  • 1.
  • The Growth and Triumph of an Institution
  • 2.
  • The Changing Nature of Orphan Asylums
  • 3.
  • Managers and Funding
  • 4.
  • Through the Asylum Doors
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 297 pages
Isbn
9780674796447
Lccn
97017063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36857821
  • (OCoLC)ocm36857821
Label
Second home : orphan asylums and poor families in America, Timothy A. Hacsi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-281) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Routine, Discipline, and Improvements in Asylum Life
  • 6.
  • Education and Building Character
  • 7.
  • Play, Holidays, and Vacations
  • 1.
  • The Growth and Triumph of an Institution
  • 2.
  • The Changing Nature of Orphan Asylums
  • 3.
  • Managers and Funding
  • 4.
  • Through the Asylum Doors
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 297 pages
Isbn
9780674796447
Lccn
97017063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36857821
  • (OCoLC)ocm36857821

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