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dc.contributor.advisorWeems, Robert E., 1951-eng
dc.contributor.authorRowe, Leroy M.eng
dc.coverage.spatialMissourieng
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.date.submitted2006 Falleng
dc.descriptionThe entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.descriptionTitle from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 28, 2007)eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2006.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- History.eng
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the treatment of African American juvenile delinquent girls in Missouri from 1888-1960. It finds demonstrates that during the era of the training schools, Missouri's reformatories developed a reputation for their repressive treatment of juvenile delinquents. The period from 1888 to 1960 illustrates that white Missourians' racial attitudes toward African Americans, the political "spoil system," and the incompetence of penal officials, handicapped efforts to rehabilitation African American delinquent girls at the State Industrial Home for Negro Girls at Tipton, Missouri. The institutional failures outlined in this thesis are appalling. A direct result of public officials' failure to view African Americans youths as persons worthy of the same respect and basic dignity extended to their white peers. Public officials' conscious indifference to the institutional failures at the State Industrial Home for Negro Girls at Tipton, Missouri, reinforced traditional racial stereotypes, and created an environment for institutional terror to take place. Although the reformatory at Tipton was established as a training school for delinquent and wayward girls, a prison-like atmosphere was maintained for much its years of operation. Thus, the thesis argues that corporal punishment took precedent over education and industrial training at this "so-called" school. The study especially scrutinizes public officials for the lack of moral fiber many displayed throughout the institution's period of operation. Their lack of political will allowed political appointees - who acted more like prison guards than teachers - to abuse the children at the reformatory.eng
dc.identifier.merlinb5945166xeng
dc.identifier.oclc166344871eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/4570
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/4570eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri--Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertationseng
dc.subject.lcshState Industrial Home for Negro Girls (Tipton, Mo.)eng
dc.subject.lcshAfrican American juvenile delinquents -- Abuse ofeng
dc.subject.lcshAfrican American girls -- Abuse ofeng
dc.subject.lcshChildren -- Institutional careeng
dc.subject.lcshReformatorieseng
dc.titleA grave injustice : institutional terror at the State Industrial Home for Negro girls and the paradox of delinquent reform in Missouri, 1888-1960eng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineHistory (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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