Encyclopedia of Ellis Island

Encyclopedia of Ellis Island

by Barry Moreno (Editor)


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Ellis Island, at the southern tip of Manhattan, was the major portal for European immigrants to the United States and looms large in 19th century and early 20th century history. After extensive restoration, today it is a national symbol and important museum. Authored by a noted historian and librarian at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, this is the first 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 terms associated with the island's history.

This ready reference is perfect for synthesizing information for student reports on immigration and heritage. Genealogists and browsers will find this captivating reading as well. A chronology, primary document appendixes, and plentiful photos are added value.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313326820
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/30/2004
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.88(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

BARRY MORENO is Librarian and Historian, Museum Services Division, at the Ellis Island Immigration Museum in New York. He is the author of The Statue of Liberty Encyclopedia (2000).

Table of Contents




List of Entries

List of Entries by Subject

List of Entries of Persons by Field of Endeavor or Background


Appendix 1: "Ellis Island: Its Organization and Some of Its Work," by William Williams, 1910

Appendix 2: "Personal Report of 1909," by Roger O'Donnell

Appendix 3: "Rules for the U.S. Immigrant Station at Ellis Island," by William Williams, 1910-13



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