What Was Ellis Island

Author: Patricia Brennan Demuth
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698167783
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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.

At Ellis Island

Author: Louise Peacock
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689830262
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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

Author: William Jay Jacobs
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684191717
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Traces the history of Ellis Island and immigration to America and describes the experiences of immigrants arriving in 1907.

Forgotten Ellis Island

Author: Lorie Conway
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062046195
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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

Author: Patricia Ryon Quiri
Publisher: Childrens Press
ISBN: 9780516206226
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Describes how the immigration station on Ellis Island served as a gateway into the United States for millions of immigrants.

If Your Name Was Changed At Ellis Island

Author: Ellen Levine
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780395811436
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Describes, in question and answer format, the great migration of immigrants to New York's Ellis Island, from the 1880s to 1914. Features quotes from children and adults who passed through the station.

Ellis Island

Author: Ivan Chermayeff
Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company
ISBN:
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Explores the immigrant's experiences and their pilgrimage of hope.

Ellis Island

Author: Bob Temple
Publisher: Childs World Incorporated
ISBN: 9781567667622
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Describes the history of the Ellis Island immigration center and its restoration as a national treasure.

From Ellis Island To Jfk

Author: Nancy Foner
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300093216
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Looks at immigration to New York City during the 1880-1920 European wave and the current wave that began in 1965 with immigrants coming mainly from Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

American Passage

Author: Vincent J. Cannato
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061940399
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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.