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Barbara Brenzel

Barbara Brenzel is professor of education at Wellesley College. She is the author of Daughters of the State: A Social Portrait of the First Reform School for Girls in North America, 1856–1905 and is writing a book on destitute children and the institutions that cared for them in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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Rosa Mordecai

Rosa Mordecai was born into an important nineteenth-century Jewish American family in Washington, D.C., on February 14, 1839. Little detail is known of her life. One of her biographers noted in 1912 that “Miss Mordecai says of herself ... she is simply Rose Mordecai, ‘without either romance or mystery, but one who loves her fellow men.’”

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