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Orphan Trains, The: Placing Out in America

 
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By Marilyn Irvin Holt

Between 1853 and 1929 at least 200,000 children and several thousand adults were “placed out” from crowded city tenements to rural areas. This inclusive study features material from institutions, newspaper stories, and firsthand accounts of those who rode the “orphan trains” from cities in the East to the Great Plains.

248 pages, 6 x 9 inches, softcover