Riding the Rails: Teenagers on the Move during the Great Depression

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Contents
Preface 9
Introduction 11
An Army of Children on the Loose 12
Rugged Individualists 17
When School Was Out 21
“I Knew I'd Made a Mistake” 27
The Wrong Side of the Tracks 30
In Harm's Way 32
Bitter Harvest 38
A New Deal for Youth 40
Catching Out 45
Camelot Crashed and Burned 46
There Was Never Any Money 49
Go Fend for Yourself 52
Scenery Bums 57
Boxcar Girls 59
Hopping Their First Freight 62
The Interviews
John Fawcett, 1936 67
Arvel Pearson, 1930-42 82
Phoebe Eaton DeHart, 1938 90

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 5
  • Preface 9
  • Introduction 11
  • Catching Out 45
  • John Fawcett 1936 67
  • Arvel Pearson 1930-42 82
  • Phoebe Eaton Dehart 1938 90
  • Hard Travelin' 99
  • René Champion 1937-41 122
  • Clarence Lee 1929-31 131
  • Tiny Boland 1934 138
  • About the Photographs 144
  • Hitting the Stem 145
  • James San Jule 1930-32 185
  • Jan Van Heé 1937-38 191
  • Clydia Williams 1932-35 201
  • The Way Out 207
  • Charley Bull 1930 246
  • Jim Mitchell 1933 255
  • Robert Symmonds 1934-42 264
  • References 271
  • Acknowledgments 289
  • Index 291
  • About the Author 303
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