What Was Ellis Island

What Was Ellis Island Author Patricia Brennan Demuth
ISBN-10 9780698167780
Year 2014-03-13
Pages 112
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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From 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island was the gateway to a new life in the United States for millions of immigrants. In later years, the island was deserted, the buildings decaying. Ellis Island was not restored until the 1980s, when Americans from all over the country donated more than $150 million. It opened to the public once again in 1990 as a museum. Learn more about America's history, and perhaps even your own, through the story of one of the most popular landmarks in the country.

Children of Ellis Island

Children of Ellis Island Author Barry Moreno
ISBN-10 0738538949
Year 2005
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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Burdened with bundles and baskets, a million or more immigrant children passed through the often grim halls of Ellis Island. Having left behind their homes in Europe and other parts of the world, they made the voyage to America by steamer. Some came with parents or guardians. A few came as stowaways. But however they traveled, they found themselves a part of one of the grandest waves of human migration that the world has ever known. Children of Ellis Island explores this lost world and what it was like for an uprooted youngster at America's golden door. Highlights include the experience of being a detained child at Ellis Island--the schooling and games, the pastimes and amusements, the friendships, and the uneasiness caused by language barriers.

Encyclopedia of Ellis Island

Encyclopedia of Ellis Island Author Barry Moreno
ISBN-10 0313326827
Year 2004-01-01
Pages 321
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
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Provides information and photographs that focus on the history of Ellis Island's immigration center, which operated from 1892-1954.

Ellis Island

Ellis Island Author Barry Moreno
ISBN-10 0738513040
Year 2003
Pages 128
Language en
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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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

Ellis Island Author Ellen Doherty
ISBN-10 9781616726607
Year 2011-01-01
Pages
Language en
Publisher Benchmark Education Company
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This book is about the history of Ellis Island and the experience of immigrating to America.

At Ellis Island

At Ellis Island Author Louise Peacock
ISBN-10 9780689830266
Year 2007-05-22
Pages 44
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Accounts from children, police, immigration officers, and the immigrants themselves come to life in a moving tale about the history of Ellis Island, enhanced will black-and-white photographs.

Ellis Island

Ellis Island Author John T. Cunningham
ISBN-10 073852428X
Year 2003
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
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More than 17 million immigrants came here-to the front door of America-from 1890 to 1915 in what has been called the largest mass migration in human history. In the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island is one of the nation's most important historical sites and is one of our most heavily visited national monuments. Its story is the story of our people and their struggles for freedom and dreams of a better life.

Ellis Island

Ellis Island Author Marcus Figorito
ISBN-10 1404233474
Year 2014-10-26
Pages 16
Language en
Publisher The Rosen Publishing Group
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Briefly describes the history of Ellis Island and its significance in the arrival of immigrants to the United States.

Forgotten Ellis Island

Forgotten Ellis Island Author Lorie Conway
ISBN-10 9780062046192
Year 2010-10-05
Pages 208
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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A century ago, in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty, one of the world's greatest public hospitals was built. Massive and modern, the hospital's twenty-two state-of-the-art buildings were crammed onto two small islands, man-made from the rock and dirt excavated during the building of the New York subway. As America's first line of defense against immigrant-borne disease, the hospital was where the germs of the world converged. The Ellis Island hospital was at once welcoming and foreboding—a fateful crossroad for hundreds of thousands of hopeful immigrants. Those nursed to health were allowed entry to America. Those deemed feeble of body or mind were deported. Three short decades after it opened, the Ellis Island hospital was all but abandoned. As America after World War I began shutting its border to all but a favored few, the hospital fell into disuse and decay, its medical wards left open only to the salt air of the New York Harbor. With many never-before-published photographs and compelling, sometimes heartbreaking stories of patients (a few of whom are still alive today) and medical staff, Forgotten Ellis Island is the first book about this extraordinary institution. It is a powerful tribute to the best and worst of America's dealings with its new citizens-to-be.

Ellis Island

Ellis Island Author William Jay Jacobs
ISBN-10 9780684191713
Year 1990-03-30
Pages 34
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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Traces the history of Ellis Island and immigration to America and describes the experiences of immigrants arriving in 1907.

Ellis Island

Ellis Island Author Tamara L. Britton
ISBN-10 1616139544
Year 2010-09-01
Pages 32
Language en
Publisher ABDO
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Explores the history of Ellis Island, which housed the United States' most important immigration processing center from 1892 through 1943, serving seventeen million immigrants.

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Coloring Book

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Coloring Book Author A. G. Smith
ISBN-10 9780486249667
Year 1985-10-01
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Courier Corporation
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This educational coloring book details Liberty's rich and stirring history and the immigration into America through Ellis Island. Forty-five illustrations feature complete captions and are based on historical paintings, wood engravings, and photographs.

Encountering Ellis Island

Encountering Ellis Island Author Ronald H. Bayor
ISBN-10 9781421413679
Year 2014-04-04
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher JHU Press
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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

Ellis Island Author Kate Kerrigan
ISBN-10 0062071548
Year 2011-06-28
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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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.

American Passage

American Passage Author Vincent J. Cannato
ISBN-10 9780061940392
Year 2009-06-09
Pages 512
Language en
Publisher Harper Collins
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"By bringing us the inspiring and sometimes unsettling tales of Ellis Island, Vincent Cannato’s American Passage helps us understand who we are as a nation.” — Walter Isaacson “Never before has Ellis Island been written about with such scholarly care and historical wisdom. Highly recommended!" —Douglas Brinkley, bestselling author of The Wilderness Warrior The remarkable saga of America’s landmark port of entry, from immigration post to deportation center to mythical icon.