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Angels of mercy : white women and the history of New York's Colored Orphan Asylum

Author: William Seraile
Publisher: New York : Empire State Editions, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author uncovers the history of the colored orphan asylum, founded in New York City in 1836 as the nation's first orphanage for African American children. It is a remarkable institution that is still in the forefront aiding children. Although no longer an orphanage, in its current incarnation as Harlem-Dowling West Side Center for Children and Family Services it maintains the principles of the women who organized  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Seraile, William, 1941-
Angels of mercy.
New York : Empire State Editions, ©2011
(DLC) 2011006835
(OCoLC)692292478
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: William Seraile
ISBN: 9780823240838 0823240835 9780823234219 0823234215 9780823251957 0823251950
OCLC Number: 757509313
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 287 pages) : illustrations
Contents: The early years, 1836-43 --
Fifth Avenue: growth and progress, 1843-54 --
Disaster and rebirth, 1855-63 --
Harlem, 1864-83 --
Harlem, 1884-1906 --
New start in Riverdale, 1907-22 --
Riverdale: trials and tribulations, 1923-36 --
From the Colored Orphan Asylum to the Riverdale Children's Association, 1937-46 --
Founders of the Colored Orphan Asylum, 1836 --
Original male advisers to the COA, 1836-37 --
Early COA major financial supporters in the 1830s --
COA managers/trustees, 1837-1946 --
First directress/president --
Superintendent/executive director --
Locations of the COA's homes.
Responsibility: William Seraile.

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Uncovers the history of the orphan asylum, founded in New York City in 1836 as America's first orphanage for African American children  Read more...

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