Orphan Trains


Between 1854 and 1929, about 250,000 children in the U.S. were taken to new families by train. Except ... they weren't called "orphan trains" at the time, the children weren't all orphans, and "family" didn't always factor into it. Read the show notes here.

Topics in this Podcast: U.S. history, American history, 19th century, adoption, orphans, 20th century