What Was Ellis Island?

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From 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island was the gateway to a new life in the United States for millions of immigrants. In later years, the island was deserted, the buildings decaying. Ellis Island was not restored until the 1980s, when Americans from all over the country donated more than $150 million. It opened to the public once again in 1990 as a museum. Learn more about America's history, and perhaps even your own, through the story of one of the most popular landmarks in the ...

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Overview

From 1892 to 1954, Ellis Island was the gateway to a new life in the United States for millions of immigrants. In later years, the island was deserted, the buildings decaying. Ellis Island was not restored until the 1980s, when Americans from all over the country donated more than $150 million. It opened to the public once again in 1990 as a museum. Learn more about America's history, and perhaps even your own, through the story of one of the most popular landmarks in the country.

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For twelve million American immigrants, Ellis Island was their gateway to America. For more than sixty years beginning in 1892, this station between New York City and Jersey City processed newcomers to our shores, but after it closed in 1954, the island was essentially abandoned and fell into decay. To restore it, Americans, many of them descendants of the original newcomer, contributed more than $150 million. What Was Ellis Island? answers its title question with an inspiring story to which even youngsters can relate. A trade paperback and NOOK Book original perfect for readers 8 to twelve.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780448479156
  • Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
  • Publication date: 3/13/2014
  • Series: What Was...? Series
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 48,596
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 5.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Patricia Brennan Demuth is the author of Who Is Bill Gates?, What Was Pearl Harbor?, and Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2014

    Digs you into the actual island and true facts we never knew.

    This book is a great book that you want to read over and over again that never gets old and keeps you going.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2014

    great.

    Good book!

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