Publisher :University of Chicago Press Release Date :2013-02-11 ISBN :0226924106 Pages :272 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (226 users)
Download or read book The Charleston Orphan House written by John E. Murray and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2013-02-11 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first public orphanage in America, the Charleston Orphan House saw to the welfare and education of thousands of children from poor white families in the urban South. From wealthy benefactors to the families who sought its assistance to the artisans and merchants who relied on its charges as apprentices, the Orphan House was a critical component of the city’s social fabric. By bringing together white citizens from all levels of society, it also played a powerful political role in maintaining the prevailing social order. John E. Murray tells the story of the Charleston Orphan House for the first time through the words of those who lived there or had family members who did. Through their letters and petitions, the book follows the families from the events and decisions that led them to the Charleston Orphan House through the children’s time spent there to, in a few cases, their later adult lives. What these accounts reveal are families struggling to maintain ties after catastrophic loss and to preserve bonds with children who no longer lived under their roofs. An intimate glimpse into the lives of the white poor in early American history, The Charleston Orphan House is moreover an illuminating look at social welfare provision in the antebellum South.
Publisher :CreateSpace Release Date :2010-06 ISBN :9781453602379 Pages :462 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (62 users)
Download or read book Cornelius written by Douglas Quinn and published by CreateSpace. This book was released on 2010-06 with total page 462 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Historical Fiction/Adventure--Set in the 17th Century, Cornelius: The Orphan is based on an actual character in the author's ancestry. The author weaves a tale of adventure and mis-adventure as Cornelius Cursonwhit sets off at a young age from New Amsterdam [New York], traveling on the high seas to Holland in search of his fortune. After a time of modest wealth, gained by illegal enterprises, he his deceived by his partner and lover, and spends twelve years in a Rotterdam prison, Near the end of his term, Cornelius, through trickery, is conscripted into the Royal Dutch Navy, Cornelius ends up in Bermuda aboard a pirate ship captained by the infamous female pirate, Mary Read, after she saves him from certain death at the hand of his arch enemy, Captain Constantijn Kors. Cornelius finally arrives back in the New World. From Boston he travels to the settlement of Dover where, should he marry a woman for whom he has little interest and to whom he cannot divulge his checkered past, a land grant, and more trouble, awaits him.
Publisher :Transit Lounge Release Date :2022-03-01 ISBN :1925760952 Pages :496 pages Rating Book:4.2/5 (925 users)
Download or read book Orphan Rock written by Dominique Wilson and published by Transit Lounge . This book was released on 2022-03-01 with total page 496 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Orphan Rock is a complex and richly detailed story of secrets and heartbreak that will take you from the back streets of Sydney’s slums to the wide avenues of the City of Lights. The late 1800s was a time when women were meant to know their place. But when Bessie starts to work for Louisa Lawson at The Dawn, she comes to realise there’s more to a woman’s place than servitude to a husband. Years later her daughter Kathleen flees to Paris to escape a secret she cannot accept. But World War One intervenes, exposing her to both the best and the worst of humanity. Masterful and epic, this book is both a splendid evocation of early Sydney, and a truly powerful story about how women and minorities fought against being silenced. ‘Her writing is finely crafted, her prose poetic and subtle, and a joy to read.’ — Monique Mulligan
Publisher :Genealogical Publishing Com Release Date :2004 ISBN :0806352469 Pages :361 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (86 users)
Download or read book Middle Tennessee's Forgotten Children written by Alan N. Miller and published by Genealogical Publishing Com. This book was released on 2004 with total page 361 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Just as he did for the 29 counties of East Tennessee and the 19 counties of West Tennessee, Dr. Alan Miller has sifted through the apprenticeship records of Middle Tennessee and brought them within the reach of the genealogy researcher. This second volume of Tennessee's "forgotten children" contains some 7,000 apprenticeship records scattered among the minutes of the county courts for Middle Tennessee. These records span the period from 1784 to 1902 and list in tabular form the apprenticeships created in the following 35 Tennessee counties: Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Coffee, Davidson, DeKalb, Dickson, Franklin, Giles, Grundy, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Jackson, Lawrence, Lewis, Lincoln, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Moore, Overton, Perry, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Van Buren, Warren, Wayne, White, Williamson, and Wilson.
Publisher : Release Date :1881 ISBN : Pages :704 pages Rating Book:4.9/5 (39 users)
Download or read book Appendix to Journals of Senate and Assembly ... of the Legislature written by Nevada. Legislature and published by . This book was released on 1881 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher : Release Date :1881 ISBN : Pages : pages Rating Book:4.O/5 ( users)
Download or read book The Journal of the Senate written by Nevada. Legislature. Senate and published by . This book was released on 1881 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes special sessions, 1908, 1912, 1920, 1926, 1928.
Publisher :Lulu.com Release Date :2013-08-15 ISBN :1304330702 Pages :504 pages Rating Book:4.0/5 (34 users)
Download or read book Blount County, Alabama Confederate Soldiers, Volume 3: Miscellaneous written by Robin Sterling and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2013-08-15 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mary Gordon Duffee wrote: "When the drums beat, and the bugles called for men to march to the front, I tell you old Blount responded nobly, and sent hundreds of her gallant sons to march, fight, suffer and die for the flag that now lies furled forever." This series of books attempts to identify all the Confederate soldiers who enlisted in organizations from the Blount County area, along with those who moved to Blount County after the Civil War. Whole company rosters are captured and entire service records, pension applications, birth dates, spouses and marriage dates, newspaper clippings and obituaries, and dozens of pictures are contained in these volumes. This is the first time ever all this information has been available in a single reference book. Volume 3 contains information on soldiers who enlisted in other Alabama organizations and those who moved to Blount County after the Civil War. These books are vital to any serious student of Blount County, Alabama genealogy and history.
Publisher : Release Date :1883 ISBN : Pages : pages Rating Book:4.B/5 (2 users)
Download or read book Appendix to Journals of Senate and Assembly written by Nevada (Terr.). Legislative Assembly and published by . This book was released on 1883 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Publisher :University Press of Kentucky Release Date :2014-10-17 ISBN :0813159377 Pages :256 pages Rating Book:4.1/5 (813 users)
Download or read book Johnny Green of the Orphan Brigade written by John Williams Green and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2014-10-17 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John W. Green (1841-1920), an enlisted man with Kentucky's famed Confederate Orphan Brigade throughout the Civil War, fought at Shiloh, Baton Rouge, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, Atlanta and many other crucial battles. An acute observer with a flair for humanizing the impersonal horror of war, he kept a record of his experiences, and penned an exciting front-line account of America's defining trial by fire. Albert D. Kirwan provides a brief history of the Orphan Brigade and a biography of Johnny Green. Introductions to each chapter explain references in the journal and also set the context for the major campaigns.
Publisher :Trafford Publishing Release Date :2012-05-08 ISBN :1466918675 Pages :528 pages Rating Book:4.6/5 (466 users)
Download or read book The Secret of Meadowbrook Orphanage written by DC Johnson and published by Trafford Publishing. This book was released on 2012-05-08 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is said that love is the greatest gift of all, but in reality, there are two greatest gifts. One is love, that much we already know to be true. However, the second greatest gift is that of being a child, for it is only as a child that one knows how to truly believe. And it is this simple act of believing that has its own special kind of magic, as you will see in this story. When a child believes, there is an energy that feeds everything and everyone around them. It feeds even those magical beings who most adults can no longer see nor will they ever see again because they no longer know how to see that which they stopped believing in. Sadly enough, there are even some children who stop believing. Sometimes it takes the energy of other children to awaken their beliefs again, and that is also the case in this story. So I invite you to reconnect to the magic that each of us once had, the magic that children always hold, and the magic that will bring you to a place where everything is possible. All you have to do is believe.