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

By Errol Lincoln Uys

Reading Level: Middle School, High School
Genre: Non Fiction
Publisher: Routledge 2003

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The author draws from several primary resources, accounting the experiences of teenagers traveling on the railroad in order to survive the Great Depression.

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