The Orphan Trains

The Orphan Trains

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This title examines an important historic event - the orphan train movement. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of the Children's Aid Society and the development of the Brace School, lodging houses, and industrial schools, the conditions that led to child abandonment in the 1800s, problems with institutional care and child labor laws, the roles the Civil War, the Great Depression, and people like Charles Loring Brace played, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Essential Events is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

Publisher: Minneapolis ; Edina, Minn. : ABDO Pub. Company, c2012
ISBN: 9781617831034
1617831034
Branch Call Number: Y 362.734 J633o 2012
Characteristics: 112 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm

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sweetpea43 Aug 01, 2014

A very good book to read!!

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