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Angels of Mercy: White Women and the History of New York's Colored Orphan Asylum

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William Seraile 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 ma ...more
Hardcover, 220 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Fordham University Press
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