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John E. Murray, “The Charleston Orphan House: Children’s Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America”

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John E. Murray, “The Charleston Orphan House: Children’s Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America”

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There were always and will always be orphans. The question is what to do with them. In his terrific new book The Charleston Orphan House: Children’s Lives in the First Public Orphanage in America (University of Chicago Press, 2013), economic historian John E. Murray tells us how one Southern American city did it in the 18th and 19th centuries. [...]