American Passage: The History of Ellis Island by Vincent J. Cannato

American Passage: The History of Ellis Island

byVincent J. Cannato

Paperback | May 4, 2010

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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.

About The Author

Vincent J. Cannato teaches history at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. He is the author ofThe Ungovernable City: John Lindsay and His Struggle to Save New Yorkand has written forThe New York Times,The Wall Street Journal, andThe Washington Post.
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Title:American Passage: The History of Ellis IslandFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.82 inPublished:May 4, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060742747

ISBN - 13:9780060742744

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“Cannato resists the temptation to setimentalize Ellis Island. He understands that, now as then, immigration is an issue that leaves Americans uncomfortable and contentious, even as it continues to bring new blood and energy into the country.”