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  1. Orphan Trains (Researching American History)
  2. The Orphan Trains (American Events) by Annette R. Fry, 1994-04
  3. Orphan Trains: The Story of Charles Loring Brace and the Children He Saved and Failed by Stephen O'Connor, 2004-03-01
  4. Children of the Orphan Trains (Picture the American Past) by Holly Littlefield, 2000-12
  5. Orphan Train Riders: A Brief History of the Orphan Train Era (1854-1929): With Entrance Records from the American Female Guardian Society's by Tom Riley, 2005-01
  6. The Orphan Trains: Placing Out in America (Bison Book) by Marilyn Irvin Holt, 1994-02-01
  7. We Are a Part of History: The Story of the Orphan Trains by Michael Patrick, Evelyn Sheets, et all 1995-03
  8. Waifs, Foundlings, and Half-Orphans: Searching for America's Orphan Train Riders by Mary Ellen Johnson, 2009-05-01
  9. The Orphan Trains: Leaving the Cities Behind (Perspectives on History Series)
  10. Orphan Trains Traveling West to a New Life ( American History for Kids Cobblestone)
  11. A Faraway Home: An Orphan Train Story by Janie Lynn Panagopoulos, 2006-01-20
  12. Orphan Train Riders: Their Own Stories by Mary Ellen Johnson, 1995-03
  13. Orphan Train Riders: Their Own Stories by Marvin Chamberlin, 1997-10-01
  14. Orphan Train Riders: Their Own Stories by Kay B. Hall, Mary Ellen Johnson, 1993-10-06

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as well as stories of the orphans themselves make this a rich record of american and midwestern history. Sheets, coauthored We Are Part of history The Story of orphan trains.

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    Orphan Train Riders History A site maintained by an orphan train rider. Lots of first-person experience information and articles. Orphan Trains of Kansas Plenty of information on the orphan trains that travelled to Kansas. Articles, links, photos, and newspaper accounts. The American Experience: Orphan Trains For 75 years in 19th century America, thousands of orphaned and neglected children were put on trains for unknown destinations. Learn more about the trains and the children who rode them. The American Experience: Orphan Trains
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    5. The American Experience/The Orphan Trains/Teacher's Guide
    Subjects social history. The orphan trains follows the story of the New York Children'sAid children with homes in rural communities in the american midwest.
    Teacher's Guide Subjects: social history Thinking skills: chronological thinking, historical analysis and interpretation, historical research Time period: The Orphan Trains follows the story of the New York Children's Aid Society, created in 1853 to provide thousands of street children with homes in rural communities in the American midwest. This forerunner of modern foster care forever changed the lives of poor urban childrensometimes providing them with great opportunity, sometimes bringing heartbreak and disappointment.
    Before Watching
    1. Ask students how children are generally viewed in our culture. How has this view changed over time? 2. As students watch the program, ask them to write down Charles Loring Brace's reasons for developing the Children's Aid Society. Have them also note the strengths and weaknesses of his organization.
    After Watching
    1. Discuss whether or not the Children's Aid Society child placement program would be appropriate today. What must people consider when designing a foster care program? Brainstorm a list of goals for such programs. 2. Ask students if the first-hand accounts in the program affected how they viewed the whole story. Who didn't they hear from directly? If they had heard from these other people, how do they think it might have affected their view?

    6. Orphan Train Resources
    Wheeler, Leslie. The orphan trains. american history Illustrated, December1983, pages 1023. Videos. Doing Local history with Video .
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    Nonfiction Books
    Fry, Annette R. T he Orphan Trains New York: New Discovery Books, 1994. (This was our main print source for information. It's very well-written and has many photographs.)
    Holt Marilyn Irvin. The Orphan Trains: Placing Out in America. Lincoln, NE: University
    of Nebraska Press, 1992.
    Marks, Frances E., and Patricia J. Young. Tears on Paper: The History and Life Stories of
    the Orphan Train Riders.
    1990. Currently out of print. LCCN: 90-61695. (This source
    includes photo/information about Clara Comstock, an agent for the Children's Aid Society
    who accompanied many orphans to Iowa over the years.)

    Fiction Books
    Holland, Isabelle. Journey Home. New York: Scholastic Inc., 1990.
    Nixon, Joan Lowery:
    A Family Apart. New York: Bantam, 1988.
    Caught in the Act. New York: Bantam, 1989. In the Face of Danger. New York: Bantam, 1989. A Place to Belong. New York: Bantam, 1990. Dangerous Promise New York: Delacorte, 1994. Keeping Secrets. New York: Delacorte, 1995.
    Magazine Articles
    Fry, Annette Riley. "The Children's Migration."

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    Genealogy links to information about the orphan trains 1850-1930, including lists of names of children who rode the trains and stories about some of the individual children.
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    8. Orphan Trains Of Kansas: Bibliographies
    american history Illustrated, Dec. 1983, pg. 10, The orphan trains (by LeslieWheeler). Catholic World, Vol. 17, 1983, Public Charities . CGA World, Nov.
    KANSAS COLLECTION ARTICLES "Orphan Trains of Kansas" is contributed by CONNIE DIPASQUALE
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    Abbott, Edith, Immigration; Select Documents and Case Records , New York: Ayers Company, 1969. Beard, Lois Roper, The History of Laclede County, Tulsa, OK. : The Heritage Publishing Co., 1979. Brace, Charles Loring, Home Life In Germany Brace, Emma, ed., The Life of Charles Loring Brace , New York: Ayers Company, 1976. Brace, Charles Loring, The Dangerous Classes of New York and Twenty Years Work Among Them , Montclair, NJ.: reprint, Patterson Smith, 1967. Brophy, A. Blake, Foundlings On The Frontier , University of Arizona, 1972. Carlisle, Robert, ed., Account of Bellevue Hospital , New York: reprint, Society of Alumni of Bellevue Hospital, 1986. Fifty Years of Charity , Golden Jubilee Booklet. Fry, Orphan Trains , (96 pages). Hansen, Marcas Lee, The Atlantic Migration 1607-1860: A History of the Continuing Settlement of the United States Hodge, Robert A.

    9. Orphan Trains To Missouri
    orphan trains to Missouri documents the history of the children on those orphantrainsþtheir struggles make this a rich record of american and midwestern
    Orphan Trains to Missouri
    Michael D. Patrick and Evelyn Goodrich Trickel
    As an "orphan train" crossed the country, it left part of its cargo at each stop, a few children in one small town and a few in another. Even though farmers needed many hands for labor, most of the small farm communities could not or would not take all of the children on the train. As the train moved to its next stop, those children not taken feared no one would ever want them. Early immigration laws encouraged the poor of Europe to find new hope with new lives in the United States. But sometimes the immigrants exchanged a bad situation in their native country for an even worse one on the streets of New York and other industrial cities. As a result, the streets were filled with crowds of abandoned children that the police called "street arabs." Many New York citizens blamed the street arabs for crime and violence in the city and wanted them placed in orphan homes or prisons. In 1853 a man by the name of Charles Loring Brace, along with other well-to-do men in New York City, founded the Children's Aid Society. The society planned to give food, lodging, and clothing to homeless children and provide educational and trade opportunities for them. But the number of children needing help was so large that the Children's Aid Society was unable to care for them, and Brace developed a plan to send many of the children to the rural Midwest by train. He was convinced that the children of the streets would find many benefits in rural America. In 1854 he persuaded the board of the society to send the first trainload of orphans west. With this, the orphan trains were born.

    10. Orphan Train Riders
    books have chosen to ignore this part of american history. their voice heard, tohave history record their For many, the orphan trains, not only saved their
    Riders Menu The stories of the Orphan Train Riders
    by D. Bruce Ayler (Descendant) Orphan Train Heritage Society of America. These biographic volumes were written by the riders, themselves, or by a descendant of the riders. As the various riders tell their stories, several things become clear about their common experience: 1. They all thought that they rode the only orphan train. Very few realized that they were part of a major migration into the western parts of the United States. Nor were they aware that other countries were also moving their children. 2. Most of these riders thought that there was something wrong with them—their parents had given them away. In truth, there were many reasons that the children rode the Orphan Trains—parental deaths, inability to feed them, children born out of wedlock, neglect, abuse, etc. There was no one reason which applied to all of these children. 3. The children were instructed not to try to contact their birth parents. They were to break all ties to their past. To be an orphan carried a heavy stigma among their peers. An Orphan was different. They were not as good as anyone else. Many of the orphans, described in these stories, carried heavy emotional scars through out their lives. Many refused to tell their own families about their past.

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    We Are A Part of history The Story of the orphan trains. Santa Fe, NM LightningPress, 1990. · Fry, Annette R. american Events The orphan trains.
    Using Children's Literature to Teach about the Orphan Trains
    This site is the result of an inquiry project that I did for my Tradebooks in the Classroom course. It is my hope that educators will find the sites listed here helpful and that this topic will be taught in classrooms throughout the US. If there are any sources that you find I have not listed, please e-mail me so I can add them to this page. I want this to be as complete as possible.

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    · Patrick, Michael, Evelyn Sheets, and Evelyn Trickel. We Are A Part of History: The Story of the Orphan Trains . Santa Fe, NM: Lightning Press, 1990.
    · Fry, Annette R. American Events: The Orphan Trains . New York: New Discovery Books, 1994. · Holt, Marilyn Irvin.

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