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Waifs, Foundlings, and Half-Orphans: Searching for America’s Orphan Train Riders

By: Mary Ellen Johnson

Price: $17.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: J0955


During the Orphan Trains Era, 1854 until 1929, an estimated 200,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children and families were relocated from major metropolitan east coast cities to new homes in the "west" traveling aboard trains. Children relocated via these trains were called "Riders." In the early 1850s, the term "orphan" referred to children living without adult supervision. Some of these homeless children were actual orphans, while others we... View more info

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Orphan Trains to Missouri

By: Michael D. Patrick and Evelyn Goodrich Trickel

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Rebecca B. Schroeder, Editor: 1997

Seller ID: 211216


As an "orphan train" crossed the country, it left part of its cargo at each stop, a few children in one small town and a few in another. Even though farmers needed many hands for labor, most of the small farm communities could not or would not take all of the children on the train. As the train moved to its next stop, those children not taken feared no one would ever want them.Early immigration laws encouraged the poor of Europe to find new hope with new live... View more info

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Orphan Trains: The Story of Charles Loring Brace and the Children He Saved and Failed

By: O'Connor, Stephen

Price: $19.95

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 2004 [2001]

Seller ID: 616673


In mid-nineteenth-century New York, vagrant youth, both orphans and runaways, filled the streets. For years the city had been sweeping these children into prisons or almshouses, but in 1853 the young minister Charles Loring Brace proposed a radical solution to the problem by creating the Children's Aid Society, an organization that fought to provide homeless children with shelter, education, and, for many, a new family in the country. Combining a biography of Brace with ... View more info