Orphan Trains The Story of Charles Loring Brace and the Children He Saved and Failed

ISBN-10: 0226616673

ISBN-13: 9780226616674

Edition: 2001 (Reprint)

Authors: 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 & organised a programme of adoption across the US. Between 1854 & 1929 some 250,000 children were found homes in the country. This is his story, & theirs.
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List price: $17.50
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 3/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 362
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Stephen O'Connor is the author of "Will My Name Be Shouted Out?," his account of his years teaching creative writing in a New York inner-city school. Katha Pollitt called it "a wonderful, heartbreaking, enraging book." His is also the author of "Rescue," a collection of short fiction. O'Connor, an adjunct professor of creative writing at Lehman College, also teaches at the New School & Rutgers University. He resides in New York City.

Prologue: Working for Human Happiness
Want Testimony: John Brady and Harry Morris
The Good Father
Flood of Humanity
Doing Testimony: John Jackson
City Missionary
Draining the City, Saving the Children
Journey to Dowagiac
A Voice Among the Newsboys
Happy Circle
Almost a Miracle
Redoing Testimony: Lotte Stern
Invisible Children
Neglect of the Poor
The Trials of Charley Miller
The Death and Life of Charles Loring Brace
Conclusion: Legacy
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