9780060742737

American Passage : The History of Ellis Island

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  • ISBN13:

    9780060742737

  • ISBN10:

    0060742739

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications
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Summary

Cannato masterfully illuminates the story of Ellis Island from the days when it hosted pirate hangings to the turn of the 20th century when massive migrations sparked fierce debates. bw photo insert.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
Before the Deluge
Islandp. 19
Castle Gardenp. 30
The Sifting Begins
A Proper Sievep. 57
Peril at the Portalsp. 70
Brahminsp. 95
Feudp. 107
Reform and Regulation
Cleaning Housep. 127
Fighting Backp. 149
The Roosevelt Straddlep. 165
Likely to Become a Public Chargep. 191
"Czar Williams"p. 216
Intelligencep. 238
Moral Turpitudep. 260
Disillusion and Restriction
Warp. 289
Revolutionp. 311
Quotasp. 330
Prisonp. 350
Memory
Declinep. 379
The New Plymouth Rockp. 391
Epiloguep. 410
Acknowledgmentsp. 421
Notesp. 424
Indexp. 473
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