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The Orphan Trains.

Explores the successes and failures of a resettlement program for orphaned and abandoned children on East coast who were put on trains and placed in farming communities in the midwest. This little known program ran from 1854 to 1929. Contains archival materials and interviews with elderly survivors.

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  • "An examination of the results of the work of the Children's Aid Society in New York. From from 1853 to 1929, the Society sent over 100,000 homeless and orphaned children from the city to homes in rural America."
  • "Explores the successes and failures of a resettlement program for orphaned and abandoned children on East coast who were put on trains and placed in farming communities in the midwest. This little known program ran from 1854 to 1929. Contains archival materials and interviews with elderly survivors."@en
  • "Between 1854 and 1929 the Children's Aid Society in New York and other East Coast charities organized an ambitious rescue effort to send hundreds of thousands of homeless children to foster homes in farming communities. The video explores the successes and failures of this resettlement movement. Interviews with elderly survivors and century-old letters from children are included."
  • "Eighty years ago, Elliot Bobo was taken from his alcoholic father's home, given a small cardboard suitcase, and put on board an "orphan train" bound for Arkansas. Bobo never saw his father again. He was one of tens of thousands of neglected and orphaned children who roamed the streets of New York in search of money, food, and shelter. Beginning in 1853 a young minister named Charles Loring Brace founded the Children's Aid Society-an organization that sent orphans west to begin new lives with farm families. His program would turn out to be a forerunner of modern foster care. But as The Orphan Trains, from the PBS American Experience collection, so poignantly reveals, even those for whom the journey ultimately was a triumph found the transition from one life to another almost always painful, confusing, or more difficult than one might imagine."
  • "An examination of the results of the actions of the Children's Aid Society in New York, which sent over 100,000 unwanted and orphaned children from the city to homes in rural America between 1853 and 1929."@en
  • "Examines the efforts of the Children's Aid Society in New York, organized by minister Charles Loring Brace, which from 1853 to 1929 sent over 100,000 unwanted and orphaned children from the city to homes in rural America."@en
  • "Examines the efforts of the Children's Aid Society in New York, organized by minister Charles Loring Brace, which from 1853 to 1929 sent over 100,000 unwanted and orphaned children from the city to homes in rural America."
  • "An examination of the results of the Children's Aid Society in New York which from 1853 to 1929 send over 100,000 unwanted and orphan children from the city to homes in rural America."
  • "Using the archives of the Children's Aid Society in New York; interviews with orphan train children and a foster parent; and readings from diaries and letters; this film documents the 75 year history of the efforts of Charles Loring Brace and his Children's Aid Society in New York to rescue homeless, abandoned, and neglected children from the streets of New York and resettle them to farming communities with foster families. This resettlement took place between 1854 and 1929 and involved more than 150,000 children."
  • "An examination of the results of the Children's Aid Society in New York which from 1853 to 1929 sent over 100,000 unwanted and orphaned children from the city to homes in rural America."@en

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  • "Documentary films."@en
  • "Streaming video."
  • "Documentary television programs."
  • "History"@en
  • "History"
  • "Nonfiction television programs."
  • "Nonfiction films."@en
  • "Internet videos."
  • "Historical television programs."
  • "Television programs"
  • "History."@en
  • "History."
  • "Interviews"
  • "Video recordings for the hearing impaired."

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  • "The Orphan Trains."@en
  • "The Orphan Trains."
  • "The orphan trains"@en
  • "The orphan trains"
  • "Not for Ourselves Alone"
  • "The Orphan trains"
  • "The orphan trains."