Ellis Island: Immigration's Shining Center

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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.
ISBN: 9780738524283
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Making of America
Images: 200
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6.75 (w) x 9.75 (h)
John T. Cunningham, author of many books and articles on the history of New York and New Jersey, has also produced 18 documentary films, including the Emmy Award-winning Dreams of Distant Shores. He has received nine honorary degrees and five Awards of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History.
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