Henry Kisor lost his hearing at age three to meningitis and encephalitis but went on to excel in the most verbal of professions as a literary journalist. This new and expanded edition of Kisor's engrossing memoir recounts his life as a deaf person in a hearing world and addresses heartening changes over the last two decades due to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and...
During the Orphan Trains Era, 1854 until 1929, an estimated 200,000 orphaned, abandoned, or homeless children and families were relocated from major metropolitan east coast cities to new homes in the "west" traveling aboard trains. Children relocated via
Orphan Train Riders: Entrance Records from the American Female Guardian Society's Home for the Friendless in New York, Volume 2
This volume of records from the â€œsurrender booksâ€ of the American Female Guardian Societyâ€™s Home for the Friendless in New York spans the years 1880-1930. The books contain records of children being admitted and discharged from the homes. Nearly 250,000 c