Forgetting Tabitha the Story of an Orphan Train Rider PDF ePub eBook

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Forgetting Tabitha the Story of an Orphan Train Rider free pdf Raised on a farm outside of Westchester County, ten-year-old Tabitha Salt, the daughter of Irish immigrants, leads a sheltered existence. When tragedy strikes the family, Tabitha and her mother are forced to move to the notorious Five Points District in New York City. Known for its brothels, gangs, gambling halls, corrupt politicians and thieves, the Five Points is a chaotic slum. The women find work as laundresses, struggling to survive in their squalid living conditions. When tragedy strikes again, Tabitha finds herself alone on the streets of New York. Summoning her courage, she takes to life on the streets, dreaming of the future. During this dark period, the Sisters of Charity plucked orphans off the streets with promises of a new life. Children were to forget their pasts- their religious beliefs, families, and names. Once the children accepted new identities and became Christians, they boarded the orphan trains that carried them West in search of new lives. For Tabitha, the looming decision would alter her life course. Vulnerable and afraid, she made her decision. This story is a true-to-life chronicle reflecting the saga of hundreds of thousands of homeless or neglected children who traveled on orphan trains from 1854 to 1929. The movement, which led to numerous welfare and child labor law reforms, may have been the impetus for today's modern foster care system. Join Tabitha as she journeys to her future. Julie Dewey is a novelist residing in Central New York with her family. Her other works include The Back Building, One Thousand Porches, The Other Side of the Fence, and Cat (the Livin' Large Series). Visit Julie at www.juliedewey.com to become a fan and get updates on new releases.

About Julie Dewey

Julie Dewey is a novelist residing in Central New York with her family. Julie selects book topics that are little known nuggets of U.S. history and sheds light on them so that the reader not only gets an intriguing story-line but learns a little something too. Julie's daughter is a Nashville crooner and her son is a student. Her husband's blue eyes had her at hello and her motto is, "Life is too short to be Little!" In addition to reading, researching, and writing, Julie has many hobbies that include jewelry design, decorating, walking her favorite four legged friend, Ziggy, and spending time with her triplet nephews. Her works include Forgetting Tabitha: the Story of an Orphan Train Rider, The Back Building, One Thousand Porches, The Other Side of the Fence, and Cat (the Livin' Large Series). To follow Julie visit www.juliedewey.com and sign up to get regular updates and reading guides.

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Author : Julie Dewey
Publisher : Createspace
Data Published : 03 August 2013
ISBN : 1491039248
EAN : 9781491039243
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 282 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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