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Orphan trains :
the story of Charles Loring Brace and the children he saved and failed /
|Main Creator:||O'Connor, Stephen.|
"A powerful blend of history, biography, and adventure, Orphan Trains fills a gap in the American narrative. This book tells of a little-known but enormously influential child welfare effort: the orphan trains, which between 1854 and 1929 spirited away some 250,000 abandoned children to the homes of families in the Midwest and West. Combining the accounts of orphans - including those of surviving orphans who took the last train out - and the biography of an indefatigable crusader for children, Stephen O'Connor at last does this history justice."--Jacket.
|Published / Created:||
Boston : Houghton Mifflin, 2001.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Physical description: xxi, 362 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
|Contained in:||Stephen Griffin Collection|
GR 5465: Stephen Griffin Collection