Ellis Island and the Peopling of America (Paperback)
New Press, 9781565843646, 209pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 1997
Over 3 million people visit Ellis Island, the "Golden Door to America," every year. Ellis Island has become an invaluable resource center on immigration and genealogy as well as a national tourist attraction, widely praised for its excellent displays and informative exhibits. Now, the best of the Ellis Island Museum is available to readers everywhere from the Ellis Island-Statue of Liberty Foundation. Fascinating primary-source documents offer an exciting overview of Ellis Island, placing it in historical context with a concise history of immigration and global migration. This comprehensive guide is a must for anyone interested in immigration in general and Ellis Island in particular.
Ellis Island: A Reader and Resource Guide includes:
- Entry interviews with immigrants
- Descriptions of mental and physical health evaluations
- Oral histories and memoirs of immigrants and immigration officers
- Correspondence from the 1921 Commissioner of Immigration to the Secretary of Labor
- Census information on immigrants
- Photographs and prints from the 1800s to the present
- Maps, charts, graphs, and political cartoons
- Activities and topics for writing and discussion
- A bibliography of related materials: books, videos, and CD-ROMs