Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
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Rochester, New York typified the rapid growth towns were experiencing in the early 19th century. Benevolent women established charitable societies and institutions like the Orphan Asylum to combat the social ills brought on by that growth. Their humanitarian endeavors laid the foundation for today’s child welfare agencies.
Resch, Joseph, "Benevolent Women and an Orphan Asylum: The Case of Rochester, New York" (2020). CUNY Academic Works.