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Title:
Arriving at Ellis Island
Author:
Anderson, Dale, 1953-
Personal Author:
Edition:
First North American edition.
Publication Information:
Milwaukee, WI : World Almanac Library, 2002.
Physical Description:
48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm.
Summary:
Discusses immigration to the United States during the the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and describes the small island in New York harbor that served as the point of entry for millions of immigrants from 1892 to 1954.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 7.6 1.0 62445.
ISBN:
9780836853377

9780836853513
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- Time line- Focus boxes- Maps- Primary source documents- Glossary, Index


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Booklist Review

Reviewed with Michael V. Uschan's The Battle of Little Bighorn. Gr. 5-8. Books in the Landmark Events in American History series explore the causes and significance of key moments and developments in U.S. history, lay bare myths, and explain both negative and positive legacies. Little Bighorn chronicles the events surrounding one of the most famous battles in American history, discussing the desperate struggle of the Plains Indians to save their way of life through negotiation as well as armed conflict. Uschan is careful to present the perspectives of both the Indians and the whites. Ellis Island, focusing on the period of the largest influx of European immigration to the U.S., is an insightful history from the perspectives of both the new arrivals and the people who worked at the immigration entry point, including cooks, doctors, nurses, interpreters, and immigration officials. The series design is attractive, with drawings, maps, paintings, and photos; primary sources, such as excerpts from diaries, letters, and newspapers, support and enhance the texts. Each book concludes with a chronology, a glossary, and further resources. Informative, competently written introductions to their respective topics. --Ed Sullivan Copyright 2003 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

Gr 3-5-In the first book, Anderson provides a brief overview of the immigrant experience and the history of Ellis Island. A simple chart illustrates the patterns of immigration, and sidebars describing the experiences of various families personalize the information. This accessible title will be useful for reports. The second book takes the same approach, but with less success. There are some inaccuracies, including the statement that "Most of the missions were in Southern California." In fact, they stretch from San Diego to north of San Francisco. The ultimate plan was to build them approximately one day's journey apart. At times, Anderson simplifies the history too much, as in "the missions were also responsible for the enslavement and deaths of most of the Native people in the southern and mid-coast areas of California." The relationships of the friars, the Spanish government, and the military were more complex than that and each had its own priorities, some more noble than others. The book has the same general layout, including lots of full-color photos and illustrations. Additional topics include a biographical sketch of Father Jun'pero Serra, daily life at the missions, and the restoration movement in the early 20th century. Both volumes are attractive and fulfill the need for concise introductions to their subjects.-Roxanne Burg, Thousand Oaks Library, CA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 4
Chapter 1 Immigrationp. 6
Chapter 2 Coming to Americap. 12
Chapter 3 Ellis Islandp. 18
Chapter 4 At the Golden Doorp. 26
Chapter 5 A New Lifep. 36
Chapter 6 The Later Yearsp. 40
Conclusionp. 42
Time Linep. 44
Glossaryp. 45
Further Informationp. 46
Indexp. 47