The Orphan Trains: Placing Out in America

From 1850 to 1930, America witnessed a unique emigration and resettlement of at least 200,000 children and several thousand adults. This placing out; an attempt to find homes for the urban poor, was best known by the orphan trains that carried the children. This well-written volume sheds new light on the multifaceted experience of childrens' immigration, changing concepts of welfare, and Western expansion.

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