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The Orphan Trains: Placing Out in America

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  • The Orphan Trains: Placing Out in America (Bison Books) – Trade paperback (1994)
    by Marilyn Irvin Holt

    The Orphan Trains: Placing Out in America

    Trade paperback, Bison Books
    1994
    English
    248 pages

    ISBN: 0803272650
    ISBN-13: 9780803272651

    'From 1850 to 1930 America witnessed a unique emigration and resettlement of at least 200,000 children and several thousand adults, primarily from the East Coast to the West. This 'placing out', an attempt to find homes for the urban poor, was best known by the 'orphan trains' that carried the children. Holt carefully analyzes the system, initially instituted by the New York Children's Aid Society in 1853, tracking its imitators as well as the reasons for its creation and demise. She captures the children's perspective with ... Show more

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