The Resource Before and after : the incredible real-life stories of orphans who survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society, Judy Christie and Lisa Wingate

Before and after : the incredible real-life stories of orphans who survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society, Judy Christie and Lisa Wingate

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Before and after : the incredible real-life stories of orphans who survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society
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Before and after
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the incredible real-life stories of orphans who survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society
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Judy Christie and Lisa Wingate
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Language
eng
Summary
"From the 1920s through 1950, Georgia Tann ran a black-market baby business at the Tennessee Children's Home Society in Memphis. She offered up more than 5,000 orphans tailored to the wish lists of eager parents--hiding the fact that many weren't orphans at all, but stolen children of poor families, desperate single mothers, and women told in maternity words that their babies died. The publication of Lisa Wingate's novel Before We Were Yours brought new awareness of Tann's lucrative career in child trafficking. Adoptees who knew little about their pasts gained insight into the startling facts behind their family histories. Encouraged by their contact with Wingate and award-winning journalist Judy Christie, who documented the fifteen family stories in this book, many determined survivors set out to trace their roots and find their families. Often raised by older parents as only children, many have joyfully reunited with siblings in the final decades of their lives. Wingate and Christie tell of first meetings that are all the sweeter and more intense for time missed, and of families from very different social backgrounds reaching out to embrace better-late-than-never brothers, sisters, and cousins. In a poignant culmination of art-meets-life, long silent victims of the tragically corrupt system return to Memphis with the authors to reclaim their stories at a Tennessee Children's Home Society reunion . . . with extraordinary results"--
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1956-
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Christie, Judy Pace
Dewey number
362.73092/2768
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV875.56.T2
LC item number
C47 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wingate, Lisa
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  • Tennessee Children's Home Society
  • Adoption agencies
  • Family reunification
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Before and after : the incredible real-life stories of orphans who survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society, Judy Christie and Lisa Wingate
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 292 pages
Isbn
9780593130148
Lccn
2019034565
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
2019034565
Label
Before and after : the incredible real-life stories of orphans who survived the Tennessee Children's Home Society, Judy Christie and Lisa Wingate
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 292 pages
Isbn
9780593130148
Lccn
2019034565
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
2019034565

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