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.

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

Ellis Island

The Story of a Gateway to America
Author: Hal Marcovitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1422287467
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Between 1892 and 1954, more than 12 million immigrants entered the United States through the Ellis Island processing station in New York harbor. To these immigrants, Ellis Island was a symbol of the American dream—once they passed through its gates, they could start a new life with opportunities that were not available to them in their countries of origin. Today, roughly one-third of our country's population is descended from those who were processed at Ellis Island, and the facility is now a museum dedicated to American immigration.

Books to Build On

A Grade-By-Grade Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers
Author: E.D. Hirsch, Jr.
Publisher: Delta
ISBN: 0307567214
Category: Education
Page: 384
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A companion volume to the highly successful series of textbooks for grades one through six, Books to Build On lists books and other print resources--organized by topic--related to the material covered in the textbooks, designed to encourage further study.

Great American History Games

Author: Lorraine Hopping Egan,Louise Spigarelli
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439111041
Category: Education
Page: 80
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More than 20 games, puzzles and learning activities for American history.

The Environmental Resource Handbook 2010/11

Author: Laura Mars-Proietti
Publisher: Grey House Pub
ISBN: 9781592374335
Category: Nature
Page: 972
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This edition is the most up-to-date and comprehensive source for Environmental Resources and Statistics. Section I: Resources, provides detailed contact information for thousands of information sources, including Associations & Organizations, Awards & Honors, Conferences, Foundations & Grants, Environmental Health, Government Agencies, National Parks & Wildlife Refuges, Publications, Research Centers, Educational Programs, Green Product Catalogs, Consultants and much more. Section II: Statistics, provides statistics on hundreds of important topics, including Children's Environmental Index, Municipal Finances, Toxic Chemicals, Recycling, Climate, Air & Water Quality and more. This kind of up-to-date environmental data, all in one place, is not available anywhere else on the market place today. This new edition is a must-have for all public and academic libraries as well as any organization with a primary focus on the environment.


Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
Category: Academic libraries
Page: N.A
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American Immigration

A Student Companion
Author: Roger Daniels
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195113160
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 303
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Over 300 entries describe the historical and cultural backgrounds of various ethnic groups, periods of mass immigration, legislation, categories of immigrants, and immigration stations from Ellis Island to Castle Garden.

Handbook of the United States of America, 1880

A Guide to Emigration
Author: LP Brockett
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1783660317
Category: History
Page: 168
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Millions of immigrants entered America's “golden door” in the years after 1880. This authentically reproduced Handbook of the United States was a trusted resource that told them everything they needed to know as they strove to become Americans. America's “golden door” welcomed a huge wave of European immigrants between the 1880s and the 1920s. Millions passed through the gateway of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island on their way to becoming Americans, and The Handbook of the United States is an authentic reproduction of one of the immigrants' most trusted resources- a complete guide to the USA, including everything from the pay-rates of various trades to amusing statistics about what Americans ate, drank, and manufactured. Once the tool that helped thousands of Irish, Italian and Jewish immigrants use their drive and industriousness to succeed, today it provides new insights into the extraordinary circumstances of the immigrant experience and the new arrivals' remarkable contribution to making America a great global power.

College Writing Resources with Readings

Author: Elizabeth Cloninger Long
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780321172235
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 862
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College Writing Resources is a complete resource for writing courses, providing strong, clear writing instruction to guide students in the process of composing essays in a variety of modes and an unsurpassed amount of exercises. The third of a three-book series, College Writing Resources fits perfectly in essay- and bridge-level courses. Betsy Long's successful writing framework, the Four Cs (concise, credible, clear, correct checkpoints), is used consistently to reinforce corresponding skills. A cultural literacy theme runs through the text as each chapter is introduced by a short Culture Note and has that topic carried throughout in illustrations, sample paragraphs, and exercises. An appealing four-color design showcases the photos and adds visual interest for an increasingly visual student body.

The Mystery in New York City

Author: Carole Marsh
Publisher: Gallopade International
ISBN: 0635068958
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
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One missing torch! Millions of immigrants! Four funny friends! A sea of taxis and time is running out! Four real kids on a visit to New York City get gridlocked in a mystery that takes them on a wild hair-raising tour of the Big Apple's famous landmarks to find a priceless missing piece of history. How do you have to be to solve this myster¥ Full of fascinating historic facts? Grab a taxi and find out! But hold on tight for the ride!! LOOK what's in this mystery - people, places, history, and more! Fourth of July history ¥ Facts and history about New York City and its Landmarks ¥Statue of Liberty history and facts ¥ Liberty Island history ¥ Ellis Island ¥ Immigration ¥ Puzzle and Problem Solving using Analytic techniques ¥ Star-Spangled Banner Words ¥ Empire State Building history and facts ¥ USS Museum history and facts ¥ New York Harbor ¥ Manhattan ¥ Metropolitan Museum of Art ¥ Central Park ¥ Yankee Stadium ¥ Times Square. Like all of Carole Marsh Mysteries, this mystery incorporates history, geography, culture and cliffhanger chapters that will keep kids begging for more! This mystery includes SAT words, educational facts, fun and humor, built-in book club and activities. Below is the Reading Levels Guide for this book: Grade Levels: 3-6 Accelerated Reader Reading Level: 4.8 Accelerated Reader Points: 3 Accelerated Reader Quiz Number: 74559 Lexile Measure: 760 Fountas & Pinnell Guided Reading Level: Q Developmental Assessment Level: 40

The Big Book of Teen Reading Lists

100 Great, Ready-to-use Book Lists for Educators, Librarians, Parents, and Teens
Author: Nancy J. Keane
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781591583332
Category: Education
Page: 297
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Presents a collection of book lists for teenagers, featuring both fiction and nonfiction titles.

Die Taugenichtse

Author: Samuel Selvon
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 342343192X
Category: Fiction
Page: 176
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Moses, Big City, Fünf-nach-zwölf und die anderen setzen große Hoffnungen in ihr neues Leben im »Zentrum der Welt«, so nennen sie das London der Nachkriegszeit. Sie sind aus der Karibik hierhergekommen, jetzt staunen sie über die Dampfwolken vor ihren Mündern. Und wenn der Wochenlohn wieder nicht reicht, jagen sie eben die Tauben auf dem Dach. Kapitulation? Niemals! Stattdessen beginnen die Überlebenskünstler, sich neu zu erfinden – und ihre neue Heimat gleich mit. Samuel Selvons Ton zwischen kreolischem Straßenslang und balladesker Suada setzt sich sofort ins Ohr. Bedingungslos aufrichtig erzählt Selvon von den ersten Einwanderern Englands, die das Land für immer verändert haben – sein Denken, seine Sprache, sein Selbstverständnis. Die literarische Entdeckung!

City Wedding

A Guide to the Best Bridal Resources in New York, Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey and Connecticutt
Author: Joan Hamburg
Publisher: Universe Pub
ISBN: 9780789313843
Category: Reference
Page: 239
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Planning a wedding in New York—where your options are limitless but your resources might not be—is pretty daunting. City Wedding is the all-in-one bridal resource guide for the New York area, including New York City, Long Island, Westchester, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Joan Hamburg takes brides-to-be through the entire process of planning a wedding, from announcements to toasts, and everything in between. In addition to hundreds of resources for every price, taste, and style, Hamburg offers personal "In the Know" tips for each stage of the planning process. Whether you want Vera or vintage, intimate or all out, City Wedding will help you make your New York wedding perfect.

Basics of Genealogy Reference: A Librarian's Guide

A Librarian's Guide
Author: Jack Simpson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313363633
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 192
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This book offers novice and experienced reference librarians an introduction to tried-and-true genealogy techniques and resources. With the help of four case studies, Simpson outlines a basic starting strategy for conducting genealogy research. Later chapters deal specifically with genealogical librarianship: how to conduct a reference interview, continuing and professional development, and basic resources every collection should have. Charts, screen shots, and examples of public documents are also included; while a series of appendices present the case studies in their entirety. Genealogy is one of the most popular hobbies in the United States, and is heavily researched in public libraries and historical repositories. Increasingly, major genealogy resources are available online at libraries through subscription databases or free on the internet. As a result, librarians face the overwhelming task of helping a large audience of genealogists cope with an ever growing flood of new resources. This book offers novice and experienced reference librarians an introduction to tried-and-true genealogy techniques and resources. With the help of four case studies, Simpson outlines a basic starting strategy for conducting genealogy research. Later chapters deal specifically with genealogical librarianship: how to conduct a reference interview, continuing and professional development, and basic resources every collection should have. Charts, screen shots, and examples of public documents are also included; while a series of appendices present the case studies in their entirety.