Toward a better life: America's new immigrants in their own words : from Ellis Island to the present

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Prometheus Books,
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2011.
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English
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This book offers a balanced, poignant, and often moving portrait of America's immigrants over more than a century. The author has organized the book by decades so that readers can easily find the time period most relevant to their experience or that of family members. The first part covers the Ellis Island era, the second part America's new immigrants--from the closing of Ellis Island in 1955 to the present. Also included is a comprehensive appendix of statistics showing immigration by country and decade from 1890 to the present, a complete list of famous immigrants, and much more. This rewarding, engrossing volume documents the diverse mosaic of America in the words of the people from many lands, who for more than a century have made our country what it is today. It distills the larger, hot-topic issue of national immigration down to the personal level of the lives of those who actually lived it.
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Immigrants -- United States -- Interviews
Interviews
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title_displayToward a better life : America's new immigrants in their own words : from Ellis Island to the present
title_fullToward a better life : America's new immigrants in their own words : from Ellis Island to the present / by Peter Morton Coan
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Immigrants