Alone in the world : orphans and orphanages in America / Catherine Reef.

Author Reef uncovers the true history of orphanages, revealing what it was like to eat, sleep, study, and play in such institutions, why children were sent to live there in the first place (not always because their parents were dead), what happened to them after they left, and more. Carefully resear...

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Main Author: Reef, Catherine.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: New York : Clarion Books, ©2005.
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