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Title:
Ellis Island
Author:
Marcovitz, Hal.
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Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Mason Crest, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Presents the history of Ellis Island from 1892 when it served as the most important center for immigration into the United States, to its near collapse in the 1970s due to neglect, to its rebirth in 1990 as the Ellis Island Immigration Museum.
Language:
English
Contents:
The first arrivals -- The melting pot -- Island of hope -- The golden door -- "God bless America".
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 8.0 1.0 59651.
ISBN:
9781590840313
Format :
Book

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On January 1, 1892, Ellis Island Immigration Center opened in New York Harbor. The first people processed were Europeans who had come to America on ships Nevada, City of Paris, and Victoria. By the time Ellis Island was closed in 1954, more than 12 million immigrants had walked through its gates to make a fresh start in the United States.


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Gr 4-8-These three series titles not only relate the history of each structure, but also describe its relevance to the national identity of the U.S. Marcovitz's texts are written in a journalistic style with lots of quotations from original sources, making the information accessible and easily digestible. Unfortunately, there is no specific documentation for the quotes. Full-color photographs and reproductions add interest to the narratives, as do insets highlighting important people and trivia. All three titles are suitable for units on American history.-Pamela K. Bomboy, Chesterfield County Public Schools, VA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

The first arrivals
The melting pot
Island of hope
The golden door
God bless America
Chronology
Glossary