Jewish Values: Ellis Island: Coming to the Land of Liberty

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Publication Year: 
2009
Number of Pages: 
57 p.
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In this succinct photo-essay, Raymond Bial tells several stories, and provides spectacular photographs and other images that tell about the immigrant experience. The bulk of the volume is an account of the process of immigration. It includes quotations from numerous oral histories, and dozens of wonderful photographs showing the people who came, the things they brought, and the process of “intake” they underwent in order to become Americans. Throughout, historical documents and photographs are interspersed with photos of the elegant Main Hall today, and the many displays seen by thousands of visitors every week. While the book contains many statements by Jewish immigrants, it is not primarily about them and their particular experiences.
ISBN: 
978-0-618-99943-9
Book ID: 
1359
Sydney Taylor Winner: 
No
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