Ellis Island and the Peopling of America

The Official Guide
Author: Virginia Yans-McLaughlin,Marjorie Lightman,Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781565843646
Category: Social Science
Page: 209
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Ellis Island has become an invaluable resource center on immigration and genealogy as well as a national tourist attraction, widely praised for its excellent displays and informative exhibits. Now, the best of the Ellis Island Museum is available to readers in this book that provides an exciting overview of the island, placing it in historical context with a concise history of immigration and global migration. Photos, charts, map, graphs & cartoons.

Ellis Island

Coming to the Land of Liberty
Author: Raymond Bial
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618999439
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 56
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Since opening in 1892, Ellis Island has come to symbolize the waves of immigrants from a list of countries that seems endless. In this work, Bial tells the story of Ellis Island itself. Full color.

American Passage

The History of Ellis Island
Author: Vincent J. Cannato
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0060742739
Category: History
Page: 496
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For most of New York's early history, Ellis Island had been an obscure little island that barely held itself above high tide. Today the small island stands alongside Plymouth Rock in our nation's founding mythology as the place where many of our ancestors first touched American soil. Ellis Island's heyday—from 1892 to 1924—coincided with one of the greatest mass movements of individuals the world has ever seen, with some twelve million immigrants inspected at its gates. In American Passage, Vincent J. Cannato masterfully illuminates the story of Ellis Island from the days when it hosted pirate hangings witnessed by thousands of New Yorkers in the nineteenth century to the turn of the twentieth century when massive migrations sparked fierce debate and hopeful new immigrants often encountered corruption, harsh conditions, and political scheming. American Passage captures a time and a place unparalleled in American immigration and history, and articulates the dramatic and bittersweet accounts of the immigrants, officials, interpreters, and social reformers who all play an important role in Ellis Island's chronicle. Cannato traces the politics, prejudices, and ideologies that surrounded the great immigration debate, to the shift from immigration to detention of aliens during World War II and the Cold War, all the way to the rebirth of the island as a national monument. Long after Ellis Island ceased to be the nation's preeminent immigrant inspection station, the debates that once swirled around it are still relevant to Americans a century later. In this sweeping, often heart-wrenching epic, Cannato reveals that the history of Ellis Island is ultimately the story of what it means to be an American.

Encyclopedia of Ellis Island


Author: Barry Moreno
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313326820
Category: History
Page: 321
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Provides information and photographs that focus on the history of Ellis Island's immigration center, which operated from 1892-1954.

Hope and Tears

Ellis Island Voices
Author: Gwenyth Swain
Publisher: Highlights Press
ISBN: 1629791784
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 128
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An original collection of voices, filled with hope and tears, chronicles the history of Ellis Island and the people it served. Indians, settlers, immigrants, inspectors, doctors, nurses, cooks, and social workers all played a big part in that history. Author Gwenyth Swain reimagines the lives of those who landed, lived, and worked on the island through fictional letters, monologues, dialogues, and e-mails, basing them on historical documentation and real-life people. In doing so, she creates a moving picture of their struggles and triumphs. Illustrated with poignant and affecting photographs, this is a unique exploration of Ellis Island's history. Includes further resources, bibliography, and source notes.

Toward A Better Life

America's New Immigrants in Their Own Words From Ellis Island to the Present
Author: Peter Morton Coan
Publisher: Prometheus Books
ISBN: 1616143959
Category: History
Page: 379
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This book offers a balanced, poignant, and often moving portrait of America’s immigrants over more than a century. The author has organized the book by decades so that readers can easily find the time period most relevant to their experience or that of family members. The first part covers the Ellis Island era, the second part America’s new immigrants—from the closing of Ellis Island in 1955 to the present. Also included is a comprehensive appendix of statistics showing immigration by country and decade from 1890 to the present, a complete list of famous immigrants, and much more. This rewarding, engrossing volume documents the diverse mosaic of America in the words of the people from many lands, who for more than a century have made our country what it is today. It distills the larger, hot-topic issue of national immigration down to the personal level of the lives of those who actually lived it. From the Hardcover edition.

What Was Ellis Island?


Author: Patricia Brennan Demuth,Who Hq
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 044847915X
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 106
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Describes the history of Ellis Island, a gateway for many immigrants coming to the United States in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and details the restoration of the landmark and its reopening as a museum.

A People's History of the United States


Author: Howard Zinn,Kathy Emery,Ellen Reeves
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1565848268
Category: History
Page: 619
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Presents the history of the United States from the point of view of those who were exploited in the name of American progress.

Ellis Island

A Novel
Author: Kate Kerrigan
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062071545
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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“A standout novel….A rare combination of historical enlightenment and sheer enjoyment.” —Peter Quinn, author of The Man Who Never Returned Already a hit in the United Kingdom, Ellis Island by Kate Kerrigan is both a poignant love story and a lyrical, evocative depiction of the immigrant experience in early 20th century America. Set in the 1920s, Kerrigan’s novel tells of a young Irish woman who must choose between her new life in New York City and her husband back home in Ireland, brilliantly capturing these two vastly different worlds in the process. Readers of historical fiction, as well as fans of the novels of Frank Delany and other Irish themed works, will adore their time spent on Ellis Island.

Ellis Island to Ebbets Field

Sport and the American Jewish Experience
Author: Peter Levine
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195359008
Category: History
Page: N.A
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In Ellis Island to Ebbets Field, Peter Levine vividly recounts the stories of Red Auerbach, Hank Greenberg, Moe Berg, Sid Luckman, Nat Holman, Benny Leonard, Barney Ross, Marty Glickman, and a host of others who became Jewish heroes and symbols of the difficult struggle for American success. From settlement houses and street corners, to Madison Square and Fenway Park, their experiences recall a time when Jewish males dominated sports like boxing and basketball, helping to smash stereotypes about Jewish weakness while instilling American Jews with a fierce pride in their strength and ability in the face of Nazi aggression, domestic anti-Semitism, and economic depression. Full of marvelous stories, anecdotes, and personalities, Ellis Island to Ebbets Field enhances our understanding of the Jewish-American experience as well as the struggles of other American minority groups.

Coming to America

The Story of Immigration
Author: Betsy Maestro,Susannah Ryan
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780590441513
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
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Traces the history of immigration to America, from the prehistoric peoples who crossed the land bridge from Asia to modern war refugees

Ellis Island

Ghosts of Freedom
Author: Stephen Wilkes
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393061451
Category: Photography
Page: 141
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Uses photographs accompanied by descriptions and reflections to capture the abandoned buildings that made up the original hospital complex on Ellis Island, offering a look into the world of the immigrants who passed through there.

Term Paper Resource Guide to Twentieth-century United States History


Author: Robert Muccigrosso,Ron Blazek,Teri Maggio
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313300967
Category: History
Page: 310
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"Students will write more effective term papers with this guide to 500 term paper ideas and thousands of print and nonprint sources on twentieth-century U.S. history. This guide presents entries on 100 of the most important events and developments in twentieth-century U.S. history organized in chronological order, from the Spanish-American War to the creation of NAFTA. Each entry consists of a short description of the event, followed by five specific suggestions for term papers about the event, and a wide-ranging annotated bibliography of 15-35 books, articles, videos, and a web site appropriate for student research. In every case the emphasis is on recent and up-to-date material, as well as landmark works and primary sources. This unique guide is valuable not only to students, but to teachers and librarians who guide students in research, and is an excellent purchasing guide for librarians who serve student needs."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Grace's Pictures


Author: Cindy Thomson
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1414385978
Category: Fiction
Page: 396
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Grace McCaffery hopes that the bustling streets of New York hold all the promise that the lush hills of Ireland did not. As her efforts to earn enough money to bring her mother to America fail, she wonders if her new Brownie camera could be the answer. But a casual stroll through a beautiful New York City park turns into a hostile run-in with local gangsters, who are convinced her camera holds the first and only photos of their elusive leader. A policeman with a personal commitment to help those less fortunate finds Grace attractive and longs to help her, but Grace believes such men cannot be trusted. Spread thin between her quest to rescue her mother, do well in a new nanny job, and avoid the gang intent on intimidating her, Grace must put her faith in unlikely sources to learn the true meaning of courage and forgiveness.

Ellis Island

An Illustrated History of the Immigrant Experience
Author: Ivan Chermayeff,Fred Wasserman,Mary J. Shapiro
Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 287
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Explores the immigrant's experiences and their pilgrimage of hope.

The Ghosts of Ellis Island


Author: N.A
Publisher: Damiani Limited
ISBN: 9788862083959
Category: Art
Page: 112
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The Unframed Ellis Island project is about bringing alive the memory of Ellis Island, the entry point to America for millions of immigrants. Coming from all over the world, leaving their belongings, their family and their past behind them, with the fear that they may be sent back to it, the presence of these people who have shaped the modern American identity can still be felt in the buildings, although abandoned for the past 70 years. This is the opportunity to interpret the stories of these people through art.

Ellis Island

An Interactive History Adventure
Author: Michael Burgan
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1476502536
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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Describes the experiences of immigrants who left their homes in the early 1900s and came to the United States through Ellis Island, in a book where the reader's choices reveal the historical details from three different perspectives.

The Orphan of Ellis Island

A Time Travel Adventure
Author: Elvira Woodruff
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780590482462
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 174
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During a school trip to Ellis Island, Dominick Avaro, a ten-year-old foster child, travels back in time to 1908 Italy and accompanies two young emigrants to America.

Land of Hope


Author: Joan Lowery Nixon
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 030782747X
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 176
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The family of Rebekah Levinsky emigrates from Russia and settles in New York City, hoping their dreams will come true. But instead of finding streets paved with gold, they find they must work seven days a week in a sweatshop simply to survive. Will Rebekah conquer the odds and find happiness?