- Paperback: 464 pages
- Publisher: Facts on File (September 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0816035482
- ISBN-13: 978-0816035489
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,255,520 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Ellis Island Interviews Paperback – September, 1998
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Coan's excellent research and editing of the interviews has yielded an invaluable resource of our country's immigration history. The stories are fascinating, and the guts and determination possessed by many of the immigrants are beyond admirable. Reading the "Ellis Island Interviews" is a touching and humbling experience - it will help you to better appreciate what those who came before you have endured. Ellis Island ceased to be an INS port in 1954, and almost all of those who came to the U.S. through Ellis Island are now very advanced in age - we have Coan to thank for preserving their stories for generations to come.
It takes a lot of courage, confidence and optomism to leave everything behind and cross a great ocean in search of a better life. Americans can only feel pride in their forfathers and thankful for their journeys. Americans need to read stories like this to remember to appreciate and not take for granted the life they have today
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I bought this book because my grandparents came through Ellis Island around 1900. I was hoping for some in-depth stories but I was a little disappointed. Read morePublished 12 days ago by SouthernAmazoner
This is a great book. It's a series of stories, as told by immigrants coming through Ellis Island. It's such a history, and not something that you have to stick to, can be read... Read morePublished 13 months ago by 19Jan46
love this book. I purchased several as gifts for my genealogy friends. It provided great insight into the immigrant experience.Published on October 27, 2013 by Jomo