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Author: Molly Aloian
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing
Published: October 23rd, 2014
A brilliant book which relates the historical importance of Ellis Island through first hand accounts, appropriate pictures, historical photographs and explanatory text. It is full of intriguing details about the experiences of immigrants, their reasons for travelling to North America and the challenges they faced even getting into the country through the procedures on Ellis Island and other problems once they had arrived, such as racism. It also tells about other ports of entry, such as Angel Island in San Fransisco and Grosse Island in Canada. It goes on to explain what is happening on Ellis Island now.
The book is written in an engaging manner, encouraging readers to want to learn more about these important events in the historical development of Northern America. It is well organised into clear sections with appropriate captions, headings and subheadings. It gives definitions or explanations of words with which the reader may be unfamiliar in the footer of the page on which they appear. The book has both a contents and index page as well as suggestions of books and websites where further information on this subject can be found.
In summary, a well organised and presented and illustrated text which helps bring to life the events on Ellis Island at the height of immigration to North America.
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