Island of Hope, Island of Tears: The Story of Those Who Entered the New World Through Ellis Island-In Their Own Words

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Between 1892 and the early 1950s, nearly 15 million people streamed through Ellis Island in search of a new life. Here are the stories of those extraordinary immigrants, largely in their own poignant words. Coming primarily from Southern and Eastern Europe, and from widely diverse backgrounds, the emigres represented in this remarkable volume recount their adventures with dignity, wit, and unflagging honesty. Among the dozens of unforgettable narrators you'll meet are a Greek boy who, forced into the Turkish Army, escaped ...

Island of Hope, Island of Tears: The Story of Those Who Entered the New World Through Ellis Island-In Their Own Words 2003, MetroBooks (NY), New York

ISBN-13: 9781586635787

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