Ellis Island

Author: Raymond Bial
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618999439
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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.

Ellis Island

Author: Ellen Doherty
Publisher: Benchmark Education Company
ISBN: 1616726601
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This book is about the history of Ellis Island and the experience of immigrating to America.

What Was Ellis Island

Author: Patricia Brennan Demuth
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 044847915X
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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.

Children Of Ellis Island

Author: Barry Moreno
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738538945
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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.

Ellis Island

Author: Michael Burgan
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1476502536
Size: 21.93 MB
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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.

Ellis Island

Author: John T. Cunningham
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9780738524283
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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

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.

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.

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.

Galveston

Author: Bernard Marinbach
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780873957007
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While the massive flow of immigrants to the Northeast was taking place, a number of Jews were finding their way to America through the port of Galveston, Texas. The descendants of these immigrants, now scattered throughout the United States, are hardly aware that their ancestors participated in a unique attempt to organize and channel Jewish immigration. From their recruitment in Eastern Europe to their settlement in the American West, these immigrants were supervised by a network of agents and representatives. The project, known as the "Galveston Movement," brought over ten thousand Jews to the United States between the years 1907 and 1914. In Galveston: Ellis Island of the West, a thorough analysis of the various problems--promotional, organizational, political, ideological, anfinancial--besetting the Galveston Movement, and of the Movement's attempts to solve these problems, serves as the basis for an important case study of an experiment at channeling immigration. Accounts of individual immigrants, told in their own words or in the words of those who welcomed them, provide fascinating glimpses into a story which well deserves to be told.