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dc.contributor.authorHarp, Jamalin Raeen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T18:48:37Z
dc.date.available2014-07-22T18:48:37Z
dc.date.created2012en_US
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifierTCU Master Thesisen_US
dc.identifieretd-05042012-145650en_US
dc.identifierumi-10313en_US
dc.identifiercat-001821257en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu:443/handle/116099117/4401
dc.descriptionTitle from thesis title page (viewed May 9, 2012).en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes abstract.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis--Texas Christian University, 2012.en_US
dc.descriptionDepartment of History; advisor, Kenneth Stevens.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionText (electronic thesis) in PDF.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn October 1815, several Washington high society women - including Dolley Madison, Marcia Van Ness, and Margaret Bayard Smith - established the District's first orphan asylum, most commonly called the Washington City Orphan Asylum. During the first forty-five years of its existence, this orphanage housed, clothed, fed, and educated needy children from the city of Washington and surrounding areas. The institution developed an intimate and dependent relationship with the city in which it resided as well as with the United States federal government. This relationship spoke to nineteenth century philosophy towards welfare aid for children. The policies the asylum instituted in choosing which children to accept into their orphanage, how to care for them, and how to secure financing provide perspective into the social mores and habits for the rest of Washington and American society, as do the familial situations of the children that entered the orphanage.en_US
dc.publisher[Fort Worth, Tex.] : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofUMI thesis.en_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.titleThe Capital's children [electronic resource] : the story of the Washington City Orphan Asylum, 1815-1860 /en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentDepartment of History
etd.degree.levelMaster
local.academicunitDepartment of History


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