Tag: child abuse

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Victorian and Edwardian Orphans: Nothing Like Their Fictional Counterparts

In the 19th and parts of the 20th centuries, orphans, abandoned children, runaways and children those whose parents were too poor to take care of them ended up in orphanages. Orphanages were funded by public charities. They provided orphans with a home, education, food and clothing. Many of these institutions, however, were overcrowded and underfunded, […]

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Domestic Violence Once Was Legal

Domestic violence has been with us since the beginning of human history. The term, however, is a 20th century invention. For most of history, domestic violence and spousal rape were part of everyday life. Why was this violence accepted?  Because it was the natural order of things. A man was supposed to display his authority […]

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