Ellis Island: Coming to the Land of Liberty

Ellis Island: Coming to the Land of Liberty

by Raymond Bial

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Ellis Island: Coming to the Land of Liberty by Raymond Bial


Ellis Island, America’s most famous location in its history of immigration, was once a landfill in the upper bay of New York Harbor. Since its opening on January 1, 1892, Ellis Island has come to symbolize the waves of immigrants from a list of countries that seems endless. Although there were other immigration stations along the United States’ shores between 1892 and 1924, half of the newcomers to the United States came through Ellis Island. Once a popular spot with picnickers, Ellis Island was purchased by a farmer in 1794. The government reclaimed the island and Ellis Island became the foremost station in immigration services. It was enlarged to six acres, and nearly twelve million people passed through its doors until it closed in 1954.
This is the story not only of the many Americans who first came to this country through Ellis Island but of Ellis Island itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780618999439
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 05/18/2009
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 10.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 1220L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 12 Years

About the Author


Raymond Bial is an acclaimed photoessayist for children. Four of his books were chosen as Notable Books in the Field of Social Studies by the NCSS. He lives in Urbana, Illinois, with his wife and children.

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