Children of Ellis Island
by Moreno, Barry.
|Format:||Print Book 2005|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 2 of 2 copies|
Burdened with bundles and baskets, a million or more immigrant children passed through the often grim halls of Ellis Island.
Having left behind their homes in Europe and other parts of the world, they made the long voyage to America by steamer ship. Some came with parents or guardians; a few came as stowaways. Whether they traveled in luxury or just barely made it to the other side of the Atlantic, they found themselves a part of one of the grandest waves of human migration that the world has ever known. Children of Ellis Island explores this world and what it was like for an uprooted youngster at America's golden door. There would have been an uneasiness created by a collage of language barriers, but also new friendships with other children that never would have been founded in the old world.
|Series||Images of America.|
Ellis Island Immigration Station (N.Y. and N.J.)
Ellis Island Immigration Station (N.Y. and N.J.) -- History -- Pictorial works.
Immigrant children -- United States -- History.
Immigrants -- United States -- History.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
|Publisher|| Charleston, SC :Arcadia,2005
128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (page 126) and index.