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Ellis Island Interviews Paperback – September 1, 1998


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  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Facts on File (September 1, 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: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #204,658 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Xoe Li Lu VINE VOICE on January 7, 2001
Format: Paperback
The result of diligent research, intensive interviewing and careful editing, the "Ellis Island Interviews - In Their Own Words" is a historical treasure trove. In the tradition of Studs Turkel, editor Peter Morton Coan has compiled dozens of interviews depicting the Ellis Island immigration experience. In their own words, immigrants from all walks of life relate the stories of their passage, often providing information about the places they came from, what their trip to the United States was like, why the came, and where they went after leaving Ellis Island. Each story is different of course, but each has a common goal: the dream of a better life in America. Coan also includes interviews with Ellis Island employees and provides background information on U.S. immigration policies and Ellis Island operations to help orient the reader.
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.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 28, 2008
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This wonderful book, with several good photos, portrays the whole Ellis Island story very well. It brings out the scope of feelings and experiences the immigrants underwent in trying to enter a new homeland. The eagerness, hopes, fears, anxieties, confusion, drive, and often desperate feelings involved in coming to America from so many countries from around the world is shown clearly in the factual text, diaries, interviews, and telling photos of the faces of the hopefuls.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Laura E. Clark on June 13, 2012
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I was intrigued by this book and decided to buy it because the community orchestra in which I play just performed Peter Boyle's Ellis Island: The Dream of America. These written accounts are so moving and helped me more fully appreciate the greatness of our country and what it offers to those seeking a new and better life in America. It's a great book to have on a coffee table for a conversation piece!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Globegood on February 18, 2013
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The book was quite interesting in regard to the immigrants life prior to coming through Ellis Island. After reading several accounts, they begin to sound the same. Information regarding Ellis Island and how it came to be is interesting and the differential treatment of immigrants according to financial status. It depicts a very important time in history and is worth the read
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By V. E. Thompson on August 3, 2007
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I loved reading about each persons journey and struggle for a better life. I did not want the book to end and would put it down frequently to save each story for a different day. I plan to pick it up again in the future and re-read it. It was well written and the author did a good job of sharing the immigrants experiences.
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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