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Sundue, Sharon Braslaw – History of Education Quarterly, 2007
In 1738, the English evangelist George Whitefield traveled to the new colony of Georgia intending to establish "a house for fatherless children." Inspired by both August Hermann Francke, the German Pietist who had great success educating and maintaining poor orphans in Halle, and by charity schools established in Great Britain,…
Descriptors: Educational History, Economically Disadvantaged, Social Stratification, Educational Discrimination
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Gilman, Amy – History of Education Quarterly, 1984
Vast changes took place in urban benevolence toward poor females in the first half of the nineteenth century. Agencies started by upper-class women as private organizations to support needy women became agencies run by salaried, professional, male charity workers whose job it was to train and discipline poor females. (RM)
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Females, Feminism, Higher Education