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PRAISE FOR ABANDONED
“Brings to life the children lost to our streets and the heroes who fought for their liberation”...
“Abandoned is a great book.” -- Gillian Conde, VP DePaul Community Services
“Michael Keene’s book is a well researched, informative history of the orphan asylums that housed thousands of destitute children during the 1800’s culminating with the placing-out system that has come to be known as the Orphan Train Movement”... “Abandoned is a valuable resource.”
-- Donna Nordmark, Author of Beyond The Orphan Train
In this well-written book, Mr. Keene has provided examples from history of the unfortunate treatment of orphans”...
“Abandoned deserves to be read.” -- Emerson Klees, Author of Crucible of Ferment: New York’s Psychic Highway
“Michael Keene has done it again! His descriptions of the Five Points area of New York City and the desperation of Irish immigrants are especially eye-opening. This book is a must-read for amateur and professional historians, and for anyone working in the field of social services who cares about children.”
-- Joseph O’Toole, Director, Sodus Bay Lighthouse Museum