The Orphan Trains

The Orphan Trains

Researching American History

Book - 2002
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In 1853, Rev. Charles Loring Brace founded the first of many orphanages and social agencies to provide for the homeless street children in New York. Noting the need for laborers and the desire for more children in other parts of the country, Brace's Children's Aid Society began to ""place out"" children to families in more than 40 states. Eventually, thousands of children travelled to their new surroundings on what came to be called""orphan trains.""
Publisher: Carlisle, Mass. : Discovery Enterprises, c2002.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781579600846
Branch Call Number: Gen 362.734 Orp
Characteristics: 56 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.


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