Ellis Island and the Peopling of America
The Official GuideBook - 1997
Over 3 million people visit Ellis Island, the "Golden Door to America," every year. Ellis Island has become an invaluable resource center on immigration and genealogy as well as a national tourist attraction, widely praised for its excellent displays and informative exhibits. Now, the best of the Ellis Island Museum is available to readers everywhere from the Ellis Island-Statue of Liberty Foundation. Fascinating primary-source documents offer an exciting overview of Ellis Island, placing it in historical context with a concise history of immigration and global migration. This comprehensive guide is a must for anyone interested in immigration in general and Ellis Island in particular.
Ellis Island: A Reader and Resource Guide includes:Entry interviews with immigrants Descriptions of mental and physical health evaluations Oral histories and memoirs of immigrants and immigration officers Correspondence from the 1921 Commissioner of Immigration to the Secretary of Labor Census information on immigrants Photographs and prints from the 1800s to the present Maps, charts, graphs, and political cartoons Activities and topics for writing and discussion A bibliography of related materials: books, videos, and CD-ROMs