Encyclopedia Of Ellis Island

Hardcover | December 31, 2004

byBarry Moreno

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Ellis Island, at the southern tip of Manhattan, was the major portal for European immigrants to the United States and looms large in 19th century and early 20th century history. After extensive restoration, today it is a national symbol and important museum. Authored by a noted historian and librarian at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, this is the first encyclopedia devoted to the Island, documenting its various incarnations. It contains more than 430 essay entries on the crucial people, operations, rooms and buildings, events, immigration laws and acts, organizations, and other terms associated with the island's history. This ready reference is perfect for synthesizing information for student reports on immigration and heritage. Genealogists and browsers will find this captivating reading as well. A chronology, primary document appendixes, and plentiful photos are added value.

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Ellis Island, at the southern tip of Manhattan, was the major portal for European immigrants to the United States and looms large in 19th century and early 20th century history. After extensive restoration, today it is a national symbol and important museum. Authored by a noted historian and librarian at the Ellis Island Immigration Mu...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:368 pages, 10.2 × 7.18 × 1.11 inPublished:December 31, 2004Publisher:Greenwood PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0313326827

ISBN - 13:9780313326820

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"As the primary entry port for European immigrants coming to the U.S., Ellis Island was a symbol of hope for many and a disappointment for some. Anyone interested in the situation of those who landed there and those deported from there will find this encyclopedia of its history and processes compelling reading as well as useful information. The author is the librarian and historian at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum....Students of nineteenth- and twentieth-century American history, cultural heritage, and immigration policy will find this source enlightening. Descendants of those who arrived in the U.S. via Ellis Island will be moved by its description of their experiences. It is an excellent companion to the author's previous work, The Statue of Liberty Encyclopedia (2000) and is recommended for school, public, and undergraduate libraries."-Booklist