The Orphan Trains: Placing Out in America
This is the story of a unique emigration and resettlement of at least 100,000 childrean and several thousand adults, from the East coast to the West in an attempt to find homes for the urban poor.
Paperback, 264 pages
Published February 1st 1994 by Bison Books
(first published 1992)
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The subject matter is fascinating, but the book was very dry, more like something you would read while doing research. My book club read it and felt the same. We have a member whose great-grandma came to Indiana on an orphan train, and made the discussion more interesting.