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Orphan trains : the story of Charles Loring Brace and the children he saved and failed

Author: Stephen O'Connor
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : University of Chicago Press edView all editions and formats
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Tells the story of the orphan trains that were operated by the Children's Aid Society between 1854 and 1929, taking abandoned children from New York to homes in the Midwest and West; and discusses the life and motivation of young minister Charles Loring Brace, founder of the society.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Charles Loring Brace; Charles Loring Brace; Charles Loring Brace
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen O'Connor
ISBN: 0226616673 9780226616674
OCLC Number: 1003331040
Notes: Originally published: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
Target Audience: Adult; Adult.; Adult.
Description: xxi, 362 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Stephen O'Connor.

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Appalled by the numbers of destitute children on the streets of New York, Charles Loring Brace created the Children's Aid Society and organised a programme of adoption across the US. Between 1854 and  Read more...

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