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The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Ellis Island

by Barry Moreno, Lee A. Iacocca (Foreword by)
 

Ellis Island, at the southern tip of Manhattan, was the major portal for European immigration to the United States, and accordingly it looms large in 19th and early 20th century history. After extensive restoration, today it is a national symbol and an important historic site. Authored by a noted historian and librarian at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, this

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Ellis Island, at the southern tip of Manhattan, was the major portal for European immigration to the United States, and accordingly it looms large in 19th and early 20th century history. After extensive restoration, today it is a national symbol and an important historic site. Authored by a noted historian and librarian at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, this is the first illustrated encyclopedia devoted to the Island, documenting its various incarnations. It contains more than 430 essay entries on the crucial people, operations, rooms and buildings, events, immigration laws and acts, organizations, and other aspects of the island's history.

This ready reference—recently updated and widely expanded with hundreds of archival photographs—is perfect for almost anyone: students, researchers, armchair genealogists, or just browsers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781435107427
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
09/17/2010
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
11.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.05(d)

Meet the Author

Barry Moreno works at the Bob Hope Memorial Library at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum where he pursues his passionate interests in cultural history, literature and foreign languages as well as that fascinating immigrant world that once existed on Ellis Island. He wrote the first edition of The Encyclopedia of Ellis Island in 2004, and added dozens of new entries for this new edition. Moreno is also the author of The Statue of Liberty Encyclopedia, Italian Americans, Children of Ellis Island, Manhattan Street Scenes, Ellis Island’s Famous Immigrants, and, with Diethelm Knauf, co-editor of Leaving Home: Migration Yesterday and Today. He lives in New York City.

Lee Iacocca is Founding Chairman of The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1982 to lead the effort to restore and preserve the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. To date, under his leadership, the foundation has raised over $550 million to establish a lasting memorial to the millions of immigrants who helped build the United States. A proud son of hardworking Italian immigrants who came through Ellis Island, Iacocca is the former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Chrysler Corporation. Iacocca is the author of three best-selling books, Iacocca, Talking Straight, and Where Have All the Leaders Gone?

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