Ellis Island Interviews : In Their Own Words

Ellis Island Interviews : In Their Own Words

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by Peter Morton Coan
     
 

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From 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island processed 12 million immigrants. Produced in cooperation with the Ellis Island Research Foundation, Ellis Island Interviews collects the oral histories of more than 130 men and women from all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. The stories of these last original surviving immigrants are enhanced by more than 60 photographs,…  See more details below

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From 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island processed 12 million immigrants. Produced in cooperation with the Ellis Island Research Foundation, Ellis Island Interviews collects the oral histories of more than 130 men and women from all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds. The stories of these last original surviving immigrants are enhanced by more than 60 photographs, many never before published.

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A compilation of moving firsthand accounts from 130 of the last surviving immigrants who came through Ellis Island's Golden Door. The entries range from the average citizen to the famous, including Otto Preminger, former New York City Mayor Abraham Beame, and Bob Hope. They describe the life they left behind, why they emigrated, what they endured, and what became of them after their arrival. The author is able to confirm details about the immigrant experience through conversations with Ellis Island personnel.

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ISBN-13:
9780816035489
Publisher:
Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/01/1998
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
7.39(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.01(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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Lee A. Iacocca
This is a poignant and engaging account -- a great read about the joys and sorrows of these brave immigrants.

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Ellis Island Interviews 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
With each interview I could visualize as if I were really there in person listening to the person relating their story. All of my senses came alive while reading. The author brought each persons story to life for me. I have shared with my child, friends and family. This is a must have for every family so that we will never forget the efforts and sacrafices others made to come to the wonderful contry.