The Orphan Trains
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📒We Rode The Orphan Trains ✍ Andrea Warren
✏We Rode the Orphan Trains Book Summary : Describes the journey many orphan children took looking for families and homes to call their own.
📒Orphan Trains ✍ Stephen O'Connor
✏Orphan Trains Book Summary : The true story behind Christina Baker Kline’s bestselling novel is revealed in this “engaging and thoughtful history” of the Children’s Aid Society (Los Angeles Times). A powerful blend of history, biography, and adventure, Orphan Trains fills a grievous gap in the American story. Tracing the evolution of the Children’s Aid Society, this dramatic narrative tells the fascinating tale of one of the most famous—and sometimes infamous—child welfare programs: the orphan trains, which spirited away some two hundred fifty thousand abandoned children into the homes of rural families in the Midwest. In mid-nineteenth-century New York, vagrant children, whether orphans or runaways, filled the streets. The city’s solution for years had been to sweep these children into prisons or almshouses. But a young minister named Charles Loring Brace took a different tack. With the creation of the Children’s Aid Society in 1853, he provided homeless youngsters with shelter, education, and, for many, a new family out west. The family matching process was haphazard, to say the least: at town meetings, farming families took their pick of the orphan train riders. Some children, such as James Brady, who became governor of Alaska, found loving homes, while others, such as Charley Miller, who shot two boys on a train in Wyoming, saw no end to their misery. Complete with extraordinary photographs and deeply moving stories, Orphan Trains gives invaluable insights into a creative genius whose pioneering, if controversial, efforts inform child rescue work today.
📒Orphan Train Rider ✍ Andrea Warren
✏Orphan Train Rider Book Summary : Discusses the placement of over 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children in homes throughout the Midwest from 1854 to 1929 by recounting the story of one boy and his brothers.
📒The Orphan Trains ✍ Annette R. Fry
✏The Orphan Trains Book Summary : Traces the history of the Children's Aid Society, and describes how it began a program of removing orphans from the crime and poverty of New York City and sending them by train to other states, where they could be adopted
📒Orphan Train ✍ Christina Baker Kline
✏Orphan Train Book Summary : The #1 New York Times Bestseller Now featuring a sneak peek at Christina's forthcoming novel The Exiles, coming September 2020. “A lovely novel about the search for family that also happens to illuminate a fascinating and forgotten chapter of America’s history. Beautiful.”—Ann Packer Between 1854 and 1929, so-called orphan trains ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by pure luck. Would they be adopted by a kind and loving family, or would they face a childhood and adolescence of hard labor and servitude? As a young Irish immigrant, Vivian Daly was one such child, sent by rail from New York City to an uncertain future a world away. Returning east later in life, Vivian leads a quiet, peaceful existence on the coast of Maine, the memories of her upbringing rendered a hazy blur. But in her attic, hidden in trunks, are vestiges of a turbulent past. Seventeen-year-old Molly Ayer knows that a community service position helping an elderly woman clean out her home is the only thing keeping her out of juvenile hall. But as Molly helps Vivian sort through her keepsakes and possessions, she discovers that she and Vivian aren't as different as they appear. A Penobscot Indian who has spent her youth in and out of foster homes, Molly is also an outsider being raised by strangers, and she, too, has unanswered questions about the past. Moving between contemporary Maine and Depression-era Minnesota, Orphan Train is a powerful novel of upheaval and resilience, of second chances, and unexpected friendship.
📒Orphan Trains ✍ Marylin Irvin Holt
✏Orphan Trains Book Summary : "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 the judicious use of oral histories, institutional records, and newspaper accounts. This well-written volume sheds new light on the multifaceted experience of children's immigration, changing concepts of welfare, and Western expansion. It is good, scholarly social history."—Library Journal
📒Orphan Trains ✍ Kristin F. Johnson
✏Orphan Trains Book Summary : This title examines an important historic event - the orphan train movement. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of the Children's Aid Society and the development of the Brace School, lodging houses, and industrial schools, the conditions that led to child abandonment in the 1800s, problems with institutional care and child labor laws, the roles the Civil War, the Great Depression, and people like Charles Loring Brace played, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
📒Orphan Trains To Missouri ✍ Michael Patrick
✏Orphan Trains to Missouri Book Summary : Discusses the use of orphan trains to place orphaned or abandoned children in homes in nineteenth-century Missouri.
📒Orphan Trains ✍ Rebecca Langston-George
✏Orphan Trains Book Summary : Discover the true story of seven orphans who were settled with families in the Midwest by the Children's Aid Society.
📒Orphan Trains Their Precious Cargo ✍ Herman Devillo Clarke
✏Orphan Trains Their Precious Cargo Book Summary : By the mid 1800 the street corners of New York City were home to several thousand homeless, abandoned and orphaned children. Relief came with the establishment of the Children's Aid Society in 1853 by one Charles Loring Brace. The society would gather likely orphans and send them west by train in groups of anywhere from 6-100, stopping at predetermined destinations where it was known foster homes were available. Agents were to visit these foster homes and write twice year of experiences. The orphan trains of the Children's Aid Society ran until 1929 and this text presents the story of one agent--Rev. Mr. Herman Clarke.