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Rediscovering lost innocence : archaeology at the State Home and School, E. Pierre Morenon

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Rediscovering lost innocence : archaeology at the State Home and School
Title
Rediscovering lost innocence
Title remainder
archaeology at the State Home and School
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E. Pierre Morenon
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Language
eng
Summary
In the first half of the nineteenth century, responsibility for child care primarily rested with families. Needy children were often cared for by community-sponsored efforts that varied widely in quality, as well as by benevolent organizations dedicated to children's welfare. The late 1800s were marked "by major social serive infrastructure construction and development. During this period, guided by progressive concerns about the state's role in responding to societal changes resulting from urbanization and industrialization, Rhode Island took on a more active statewide role in public education, sewers, parks, prisons, and child welfare systems. New ideas about civil rights extended to race, women, labor, and children. Old institutions, such as town almshouses and poor farms, were replaced with state institutions, such as the State Home and School for Dependent and Neglected Children, which opened in 1885. One might expect to find a huge record for custodial children well embedded in regional childhood narratives about the former residents of the State Home upon which to build. However, varied narratives about custodial children developed as researchers dug into soils, read unexamined case histories, and talked with former residents. The State House remains an important place because thousands of children and citizens lived portions of their lives there. Documenting children's educational, social, and health experiences is not inconsequential. Archaeology offers the possibility of recovering lost and missing details and, in collaboration with other disciplines, creates a rich narrative of a place. These experiences were significant in our past, and they are important to us in the present and future generations; they demonstrate our common history
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NLM
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1947-
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Morenon, E. Pierre
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Rhode Island
  • Residential Facilities
  • Child
  • Schools
  • Archaeology
  • Child Welfare
  • History, 20th Century
  • History, 19th Century
  • Rhode Island
  • Orphanages
  • Children
  • Child welfare
  • Child welfare
  • Children
  • Orphanages
  • Rhode Island
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Rediscovering lost innocence : archaeology at the State Home and School, E. Pierre Morenon
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Forgotten childhoods -- Children lost and found -- Child narratives in unexamined records -- Recording archaeological details and creating new child narratives -- Collaborating -- Do archaeologists overlook children? -- Dependent children in context -- Neglected children as civic responsibility -- From Victorian landscapes to a child's treatment center -- Unearthing cultural details -- Play and community relations -- Bureaucracies, power, and punishment
Control code
987797033
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 321 pages
Isbn
9780759110960
Lccn
2017024662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)987797033
Label
Rediscovering lost innocence : archaeology at the State Home and School, E. Pierre Morenon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Forgotten childhoods -- Children lost and found -- Child narratives in unexamined records -- Recording archaeological details and creating new child narratives -- Collaborating -- Do archaeologists overlook children? -- Dependent children in context -- Neglected children as civic responsibility -- From Victorian landscapes to a child's treatment center -- Unearthing cultural details -- Play and community relations -- Bureaucracies, power, and punishment
Control code
987797033
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 321 pages
Isbn
9780759110960
Lccn
2017024662
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)987797033

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