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It seems incomprehensible that there was a time in America s not-so-distant past that nearly 200,000 children could be loaded on trains in large cities on our East Coast, sent to the rural Midwest, and presented for the picking to anyone who expressed an interest in them. That's exactly what happened between the years 1854 and 1930.
The primitive social experiment became known as placing out, and had its origins in a New York City organization founded by Charles Loring Brace called the Children's Aid Society. The Society gathered up orphans, half-orphans, and abandoned children from streets and orphanages, and placed them on what are now referred to as Orphan Trains. It was Brace s belief that there was always room for one more at a farmer s table. The stories of the individual children involved in this great migration of little emigrants have nearly all been lost in the attic of American history. 2016-03-24 21:26:27 GMT 2016-03-25 07:33:02 (GMT -06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) Yes (click here to learn more about ) Closed and fulfilled 5 5 5 direct invitation(s) have been sent by the voice seeker resulting in 0 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far. Voice123 SmartCast is seeking 100 auditions and/or proposals for this project (approx.) Invitations sent by SmartCast have resulted in 5 audition(s) and/or proposal(s) so far.
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“WHEN A CHILD OF THE STREETS STANDS BEFORE YOU IN RAGS, WITH A TEAR-STAINED FACE, YOU CANNOT EASILY FORGET HIM. AND YET, YOU ARE PERPLEXED WHAT TO DO. THE HUMAN SOUL IS DIFFICULT TO INTERFERE WITH. YOU HESITATE HOW FAR YOU SHOULD GO.”
“IN VISITING, DURING MAY LAST, NEAR THE DOCKS AT THE FOOT OF TWENTY-THIRD STREET, I FOUND A BOY ABOUT TWELVE YEARS OF AGE, SITTING ON THE WHARF, VERY RAGGED AND WRETCHED-LOOKING. I ASKED HIM WHERE HE LIVED AND HE MADE THE ANSWER ONE HEARS SO OFTEN FROM THESE CHILDREN - ‘I DON’T LIVE NOWHERE.’”
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