American passage

by Cannato, Vincent J., 1967-

Format: Book on CD 2009
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Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual CD 325.73 C [B-O-CD]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Audiovisual
Call Number  CD 325.73 C [B-O-CD]
American Passage: The History of Ellis Island
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "While telling a history of the iconic reception facility for immigrants, Cannato emphasizes Ellis Island as the focal point of the administration of American immigration law. The political forces influencing that law supply his narrative's momentum, as he depicts the activities and arguments of immigration advocates, immigration opponents, and, more practically, officials who made on-the-spot decisions. After recounting Congress' creation in 1891 of a federal immigration bureaucracy and its infrastructure on Ellis Island, Cannato expounds on commissioners of the place, their ties to politicians, and their viewpoints on enforcing changes in law that Congress regularly made, culminating in nationality quotas in 1924 that wound down Ellis Island's immigration operations. (It served as a detention center until closing in 1954.) Including many cases of immigrants' lives affected by the Ellis Island processes, Cannato aims to attract those whose ancestors went through Ellis Island, and his carefulness to be historian and not judge of the segment of the traditional American debate about immigration that Ellis Island represents will enlighten present participants in its politics.--Taylor, Gilbert Copyright 2009 Booklist"
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Additional Information
Subjects Ellis Island Immigration Station (N.Y. and N.J.) -- History.
Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York -- History.
Immigrants -- United States -- History.
Ellis Island (N.J. and N.Y.) -- History.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
New York (N.Y.) -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
Publisher Prince Frederick, MD :Recorded Books,2009
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles American passage :
Contributors Hogan, Jonathan.
Recorded Books, Inc.
Participants/Performers Narrated by Jonathan Hogan.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 17 audio discs (20 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781440727412
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