By: Friedman, Reena Sigman
Hanover, NH, Brandeis University Press: 1994
Seller ID: 003439
Condition: New in New dust jacket
The large influx of Eastern European Jewish immigrants into the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries signaled a dramatic change not just in American society but also in the existing American Jewish community. As this population grew, so did the need to care for their orphaned, destitute, and abandoned children. Three representative orphanages are studied here - New York's Hebrew Orphanage Asylum, Philadelphia's Jewish Foster Home, and Cleveland's Jewish Orphan Asylum - placing them in the context of the Progressive movement as well as the evolving child welfare field in ... View More...