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Unformatted text preview: policy, and then refuge camps were created where they could reform Sent orphans to do work, farm labor Orphan trains (sent via train) SOCI 305 2 1/21/2010 “Children’s Aid Society”—arranged for children to be sent, people would send in applications asking for work Parents would surrender their children, break with family Once children arrived at their respective areas, they were lined up so people could take them if they liked them o Social construction of childhood Forced to grow up faster • Living more like adults o Sometimes children would help on parents’ work when parents brought this work home Many children worked in the garment industry for their mothers o Growth of the middle class Progressive era exposed the horrors of childrens’ conditions Child labor wasn’t necessary anymore...
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- Spring '10
- Poverty, Orphan Trains, Children’s Aid Society