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The Greek War of Independence and the American philhellenism: The case of the Greek orphans

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The Greek War of Independence and the American philhellenism: The case of the Greek orphans

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5 February 2021

Abstract

"The paper focuses on the case of the Greek children, most of them orphans, that were transferred to the United States of America during the Greek War of Independence. This remains a little-known aspect of American philhellenism. The children were relocated to the US and were adopted by American families. The majority studied at some of the leading us universities such as Yale and Harvard university, and Amherst College. A number of them remained in the US throughout their entire life, while others returned to independent Greece. The paper is based on an extensive archival research in the US archives, particularly of eminent US universities. It engages in an effort to highlight the reasons that led to their relocation to the US, it maps the places of their origin, and analyses the consequences both for Greek and American society."

(Slightly modified abstract from conference programme)

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https://www.protovoulia21.gr/draseis/ethnika-kinimata-kai-filellinismos/
https://www.blod.gr/lectures/synedria-iv-o-pyretos-tis-ellinikis-epanastasis-se-ena-kosmo-se-kinisi/

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00:20:00

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BY-NC-SA Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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