American Passage

The History of Ellis Island
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (20.08 hours)
Product Number: Z2551
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781456110918
Narrator/s: Jonathan Hogan
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Professor Vincent J. Cannato delivers a definitive history of America's landmark port of entry. From eyewitness accounts, Cannato weaves together a poignant testament to the hopes and fears of "huddled masses yearning to breathe free." "Never before has Ellis Island been written about with such scholarly care and historical wisdom. Highly recommended!"-Douglas Brinkley, historian

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Author(s): Vincent J. Cannato
Genre: History

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American Passage
Product Number: BX00000568
Product Number:Z2551
Product Number:C6016

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CD
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Author(s): Vincent J. Cannato
Narrator(s): Jonathan Hogan
Genre: History
Product Number C6016
Released: Aug 27, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440727412
eBook
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Author(s): Vincent J. Cannato
Genre: History
Product Number EB00236213
Released: Mar 18, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061940392

Professional reviews

"The Ellis Island story provides the perfect vehicle to discuss the history of immigration in the U.S. Now serving as the plinth for the Statue of Liberty, the island housed the bureaucracy that oversaw the entrance of 12 million immigrants into America between 1892 and 1924. Commenting on the necessity of admitting foreigners to U.S. soil, the first immigration commissioner, John Weber, observed, "Americans typically shun hard manual work." Although employing perfect diction, narrator Johathan Hogan reads with little expression. Barely pausing to signal quotes, he seems determined to maintain a mechanical uniformity throughout. The few lines of poetry give him no inspiration to vary his stark delivery. J.A.H. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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