Encyclopedia of Ellis Island by Barry Moreno

By Barry Moreno

Ellis Island, on the southern tip of new york, was once the key portal for eu immigrants to the USA and looms huge in nineteenth century and early twentieth century historical past. After wide recovery, at the present time it's a nationwide image and significant museum. Authored through a famous historian and librarian on the Ellis Island Immigration Museum, this is often the 1st encyclopedia dedicated to the Island, documenting its numerous incarnations. It includes greater than 430 essay entries at the an important humans, operations, rooms and structures, occasions, immigration legislation and acts, businesses, and different phrases linked to the island's history.

This prepared reference is ideal for synthesizing info for pupil studies on immigration and background. Genealogists and browsers will locate this pleasing studying besides. A chronology, basic rfile appendixes, and abundant photographs are extra value.

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Later that year, Baker was instrumental in assisting in the expulsion of Emma Goldman, Alexander Berkman, and 247 other anarchists from the country. He also had several conversations with Goldman. In the 1930s, Commissioner Edward Corsi had many discussions with Superintendent Baker about the old days at Ellis Island. Baker told Corsi that at times there have been twenty-five or thirty races in detention . . the Italian cares nothing for the dried fish preferred by the Scandinavian and the Scandinavian has no use for spaghetti.

We requested the man . . to send affidavits as to his intentions and ability to provide for her. We permitted her to telegraph him under government supervision. A day or so after her detention a man appeared, saying he had come for her and that he was her brother. The case was cited for Special Inquiry in order that a record might be made. It was apparent to me that the man who alleged he was her brother was an imposter, so she was further detained pending receipt of the affidavits. The affidavits were received and at the hearing she again expressed her desire to join her intended husband at Streator.

References: Corsi, Edward. 1935. In the Shadow of Liberty. New York: Macmillan; New York Times. 1943. Percy Baker: Ellis Island official 36 years with Immigration Department. June 5. Reference: Corsi, Edward. 1935. In the Shadow of Liberty. New York: Macmillan. Bakery and Carpentry Shop. In 1901, a temporary bakery and a carpentry shop made of wood were constructed on Island 1. In 1913, Congress appropriated $50,000 for construction of a new building to house both functions. Thus a new bakery and carpentry shop building was completed by June 1915, located in the same place as its old wooden predecessors.

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