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The Resource We are a part of history : the story of the orphan trains, by Michael Patrick, Evelyn Sheets, and Evelyn Trickel

We are a part of history : the story of the orphan trains, by Michael Patrick, Evelyn Sheets, and Evelyn Trickel

Label
We are a part of history : the story of the orphan trains
Title
We are a part of history
Title remainder
the story of the orphan trains
Statement of responsibility
by Michael Patrick, Evelyn Sheets, and Evelyn Trickel
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The plight of homeless children is an ancient and chronic problem of society, for which many remedies have been tried. One of the most successful of these began in the mid-19th century, when as many as 30,000 abandoned children wandered the streets of New York slums. In 1853, under the leadership of the Rev. Charles Loring Brace, a group of businessmen and clergymen formed the New York children's Aid Society. A year later Brace's 'placing-out' plan went into effect, and the orphan trains began to run. From 1854 to well within this century, these trains carried thousands of children to foster homes in the Midwest and South, where Brace envisioned a better life for them. They were scattered from Michigan to Arkansas, from Texas to Nebraska, Wisconsin to Missouri, Iowa and Illinois. Many of the children did find the better life. A few survive today to tell of their experiences. Since 1984, when the work began, the authors have searched them out, listening to their reminiscences and those of their relatives and friends. Augmented by old family photographs and documents, here are the orphans' stories, and that of the man who dedicated a great part of his life to salvaging the young 'street arabs, ' giving them a chance to live."--Jacket
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Patrick, Michael
Dewey number
362.7/34/0973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV985
LC item number
.P38 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1919-1989
  • 1932-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sheets, Evelyn
  • Trickel, Evelyn
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Orphan trains
  • Orphans
  • Abandoned children
  • Adoptees
Label
We are a part of history : the story of the orphan trains, by Michael Patrick, Evelyn Sheets, and Evelyn Trickel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Santa Fe, N.M. : Lightning Tree, c1990. With new index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-152) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Street arabs -- Brace's solution -- The plan in progress -- Criticisms, flaws and defenses -- A special case -- Financing the orphan trains -- An end and a beginning -- The orphans' stories
Control code
31331480
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
157 pages
Isbn
9780898659214
Lccn
94037055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)31331480
Label
We are a part of history : the story of the orphan trains, by Michael Patrick, Evelyn Sheets, and Evelyn Trickel
Publication
Note
Originally published: Santa Fe, N.M. : Lightning Tree, c1990. With new index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-152) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Street arabs -- Brace's solution -- The plan in progress -- Criticisms, flaws and defenses -- A special case -- Financing the orphan trains -- An end and a beginning -- The orphans' stories
Control code
31331480
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
157 pages
Isbn
9780898659214
Lccn
94037055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)31331480

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