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The Ships Of Ellis Island

Author : William H. Miller
ISBN : 9781445651637
Genre : Transportation
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An illustrated guide to the ships that carried the many millions of migrants from Europe to Ellis Island, New York.

Ellis Island

Author : Bob Temple
ISBN : 1567667627
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the history of the Ellis Island immigration center and its restoration as a national treasure.

They Came In Ships

Author : John Philip Colletta
ISBN : 091648937X
Genre : History
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Provides information on searching passenger ship lists and indexes, naturalization and immigration records, and genealogical Websites to find records of ancestors who came to the United States on ships.

Encountering Ellis Island

Author : Ronald H. Bayor
ISBN : 9781421413679
Genre : History
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America is famously known as a nation of immigrants. Millions of Europeans journeyed to the United States in the peak years of 1892–1924, and Ellis Island, New York, is where the great majority landed. Ellis Island opened in 1892 with the goal of placing immigration under the control of the federal government and systematizing the entry process. Encountering Ellis Island introduces readers to the ways in which the principal nineteenth- and early twentieth-century American portal for Europeans worked in practice, with some comparison to Angel Island, the main entry point for Asian immigrants. What happened along the journey? How did the processing of so many people work? What were the reactions of the newly arrived to the process (and threats) of inspection, delays, hospitalization, detention, and deportation? How did immigration officials attempt to protect the country from diseased or "unfit" newcomers, and how did these definitions take shape and change? What happened to people who failed screening? And how, at the journey's end, did immigrants respond to admission to their new homeland? Ronald H. Bayor, a senior scholar in immigrant and urban studies, gives voice to both immigrants and Island workers to offer perspectives on the human experience and institutional imperatives associated with the arrival experience. Drawing on firsthand accounts from, and interviews with, immigrants, doctors, inspectors, aid workers, and interpreters, Bayor paints a vivid and sometimes troubling portrait of the immigration process. In reality, Ellis Island had many liabilities as well as assets. Corruption was rife. Immigrants with medical issues occasionally faced a hostile staff. Some families, on the other hand, reunited in great joy and found relief at their journey's end. Encountering Ellis Island lays bare the profound and sometimes-victorious story of people chasing the American Dream: leaving everything behind, facing a new language and a new culture, and starting a new American life.

Ellis Island

Author : Hal Marcovitz
ISBN : 1590840313
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents the history of Ellis Island from 1892 when it served as the most important center for immigration into the United States, to its near collapse in the 1970s due to neglect, to its rebirth in 1990 as the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.

Ellis Island

Author : John S. Berman
ISBN : 0760738882
Genre : History
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Called both the "Island of Hope" and "Island of Tears," Ellis Island has a history as rich and surprising as that of the immigrants who passed through its doors. Between 1892 and 1954, it was the first stop for some 12 million immigrants coming to America, a tiny speck of land in New York Harbor that served as their gateway to new lives in a strange new world. Their experiences are put into vivid historical context, highlighted with riveting firsthand accounts and vintage photographs that eloquently capture their hope and heartbreak. In addition, you'll read accounts of the hardworking officials manning the station and the reformers who strove to salvage the immigrants' humanity on their journey through the Golden Door.

Ellis Island

Author : Lucia Raatma
ISBN : 0756503027
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Dicusses various aspects of Ellis Island, including its history, how immigrants were processed, the restoration of the buildings, and the recent debate over ownership of the historic site.

Ellis Island

Author : Terry Allan Hicks
ISBN : 0761421343
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"An exploration of the island that served as a gateway to thousands of immigrants and that has since become an important American symbol"--Provided by publisher.

Ellis Island

Author : Barry Moreno
ISBN : 0738513040
Genre : Social Science
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Delivers the history of Ellis Island from a small island in NY harbor, to the flagship of the U.S. Bureau of Immigration , to its present day function as a museum.

Ellis Island

Author : Wilton S. Tifft
ISBN : 0809244187
Genre : History
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Shows immigrants arriving for screening at Ellis Island, and traces changes in U.S. immigration policies

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