• September/October 2001
  • Vol. 2, No. 5

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

O'Conner, S. Houghton Mifflin Co., New York, NY. 2001. 380 pp. $27.00. Hardcover.

The orphan trains sent West from New York City between 1853 and 1929 by the Children's Aid Society carried over 100,000 children to the other States for distribution to new families or employers. In this examination of the life and work of Charles Loring Brace, the author combines biography with accounts of selected orphans' lives, including those still living. The concluding chapter contains a discussion of foster care and adoption placement today, and how it began, and is still influenced by Brace's vision and ideals.

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