Ellis Island: Immigration's Shining Center (Making of America Series)

Ellis Island: Immigration's Shining Center (Making of America Series)

by John T. Cunningham
     
 

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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

Overview


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738524283
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Series:
Making of America Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,102,312
Product dimensions:
7.34(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author


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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