Download A Home for Wayward Boys: The Early History of the Alabama by Jerry Armor,Wayne Flynt PDF

By Jerry Armor,Wayne Flynt

while reformer Elizabeth Johnston walked one of the convicts in an Alabama criminal mining camp, she used to be shocked to determine teenage boys operating along hardened criminals. She vowed to take away young children from such wretched stipulations by means of developing a house for wayward boys. With the aid of girls around the kingdom, she persuaded the legislature to set up the Alabama Boys' business institution in 1900. After a number of tricky years, Johnston and her all-female board employed a tender Tennessee couple, David and Katherine Weakley, as superintendent and matron. United of their Christian religion, their love for the men, and a few simple rules on how the men will be molded into males, Johnston and the Weakleys worked jointly for many years to make the college one of many nation's most desirable associations of its type. a house for Wayward Boys is the inspiring tale of the varsity, its leaders, and the men who lived there.

Show description

Read Online or Download A Home for Wayward Boys: The Early History of the Alabama Boys’ Industrial School PDF

Best american history_1 books

A History of the Providence River: With the Moshassuck, Woonasquatucket and Seekonk Tributaries

The windfall River starts its trip from the confluence of the Moshassuck and Woonasquatucket Rivers, within the capital urban from which the river takes its identify. a brief distance downstream, the Seekonk River joins with the windfall as they move on towards the mouth of Narragansett Bay. The background of the sea nation used to be made at the banks of this ancient river.

Exploring Manhattan's Murray Hill (History & Guide)

Considering that this big apple local was once named for the Murray relations and their contributions to the yank Revolution, a lot of New York's such a lot illustrious citizens have made Murray Hill their domestic. The mansions of J. P. Morgan Jr. and William Waldorf Astor stood alongside its streets. Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt lived right here as newlyweds, as did Admiral Farragut, Commodore Perry and Sinclair Lewis, besides Andy Warhol's recognized "Factory.

Lee: A Biography

Normal Robert E. Lee is celebrated as an important determine within the Civil struggle. despite the fact that, by way of elimination Lee from the delimiting body of the Civil struggle and putting him within the context of the Republic's overall heritage, Dowdey indicates the "eternal relevance" of this tragic determine to the yankee background. With entry to hundreds of thousands of private letters, Dowdey brings clean insights into Lee's heritage and private relationships and examines the criteria which made Lee that infrequent specimen, “a whole individual.

A History of Currency in the United States

A historical past of foreign money within the usa through Alonzo Barton Hepburn. This e-book is a replica of the unique ebook released in 1915 and will have a few imperfections corresponding to marks or hand-written notes.

Extra info for A Home for Wayward Boys: The Early History of the Alabama Boys’ Industrial School

Example text

Download PDF sample

Rated 5.00 of 5 – based on 25 votes