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The orphan trains

Author: Jeanne Munn Bracken; JoAnne Weisman Deitch
Publisher: Carlisle, Mass. : Discovery Enterprises, ©2002.
Series: Researching American history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This anthology includes several of the orphans' letters, memoirs, agent's first-hand accounts of the "placing out" system, ads for finding homes for the children, indenture and adoption papers, and a section of document based questions for students. -- Back cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeanne Munn Bracken; JoAnne Weisman Deitch
ISBN: 1579600840 9781579600846
OCLC Number: 52766090
Description: 56 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: About the series --
Reading the historical documents --
Introduction: Orphan trains: Children of the street --
Life at an Orphanage --
Making the trip --
Long journey --
Indenture and adoption forms --
Selection of the children --
Flaws in the system --
Recollections of the riders --
Orphan train --
Parallels between the Orphan train experiences and the adoption experience --
Research activities/things to do --
Information on the Orphan trains.
Series Title: Researching American history.
Responsibility: edited by Jeanne Munn Bracken and JoAnne Weisman Deitch.
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This anthology includes several of the orphans' letters, memoirs, agent's first-hand accounts of the "placing out" system, ads for finding homes for the children, indenture and adoption papers, and a section of document based questions for students. -- Back cover.

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