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The Resource American passage : the history of Ellis Island, Vincent J. Cannato

American passage : the history of Ellis Island, Vincent J. Cannato

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American passage : the history of Ellis Island
Title
American passage
Title remainder
the history of Ellis Island
Statement of responsibility
Vincent J. Cannato
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ellis Island had been an obscure little island that barely held itself above high tide. Today it stands alongside Plymouth Rock in our nation's founding mythology as the place where many of our ancestors first touched American soil. Ellis Island's heyday--from 1892 to 1924--coincided with one of the greatest mass movements of individuals the world has ever seen, with some twelve million immigrants inspected at its gates. Historian Vincent J. Cannato illuminates the story of Ellis Island, from the 19th century days when it hosted pirate hangings, to the turn of the 20th century when massive migrations sparked fierce debate and hopeful new immigrants often encountered corruption, harsh conditions, and political scheming. Accounts of immigrants, officials, interpreters, and social reformers all play a role in the chronicle. Long after Ellis Island ceased to be the nation's preeminent immigrant inspection station, the debates that swirled around it are still relevant.--Summarized from book jacket
Summary
A chronicle of the landmark port of entry's history documents its role as an execution site, immigration post, and deportation center that was profoundly shaped by evolving politics and ideologies
Award
Massachusetts Book Awards, Nonfiction Award, 2010.
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Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
325.73
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6484
LC item number
.C366 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
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the history of Ellis Island
Label
American passage : the history of Ellis Island, Vincent J. Cannato
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [424]-472) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Island -- Castle garden -- A proper sieve -- Peril at the portals -- Brahmins -- Feud -- Cleaning house -- Fighting back -- The Roosevelt straddle -- Likely to become a public charge -- "Czar Williams" -- Intelligence -- Moral turpitude -- War -- Revolution -- Quotas -- Prison -- Decline -- The new Plymouth Rock
Control code
18862826
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 487 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781615238903
Lccn
2008052245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99940327394
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn232977448
Label
American passage : the history of Ellis Island, Vincent J. Cannato
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [424]-472) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Island -- Castle garden -- A proper sieve -- Peril at the portals -- Brahmins -- Feud -- Cleaning house -- Fighting back -- The Roosevelt straddle -- Likely to become a public charge -- "Czar Williams" -- Intelligence -- Moral turpitude -- War -- Revolution -- Quotas -- Prison -- Decline -- The new Plymouth Rock
Control code
18862826
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 487 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781615238903
Lccn
2008052245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
99940327394
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn232977448

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