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Strangers at the Door: Ellis Island, Castle Garden, and the great migration to America

Strangers at the Door

Ann Novotny,  Strangers at the Door © 1971, The Chatham Press, Inc. Riverside, Conneticut, Paperback, 210 Pages, 70137989 (pb), 325'.1'097472, 76375618 (hc). (Abridged Edition)

Haunting, moving, sometimes terrfying ... The full story --- in words and pictures -- of the courageous millions who migrated to America.


  • I Ellis Island (1907) Picture Essay: Faces of the Immigrants
  • II The Earliest Immigrants (to 1855)
  • III Castle Garden (1855-1890) Picture Essay: Immigrants in Art and Fiction
  • IV Ellis Island's Early Years (before 1907)
  • V Life and Work in the New World Picture Essay: The Road to the West
  • VI Famous Immigrants
  • VII Ellis Island's Declining Years (1915-1932)
  • VIII Ellis Island as a Detention Center and White Elephant Picture Essay: The American Welcome
  • Appendix: Acknowledgements, Bibliography, Index.

Library of Congress Catalog Listing

  • LC Control Number: 70137989
  • Type of Material: Book (Print, Microform, Electronic, etc.)
  • Personal Name: Novotny, Ann.
  • Main Title: Strangers at the door; Ellis Island, Castle Garden, and the great migration to America.
  • Published/Created: Riverside, Conn., Chatham Press [1971]
  • Description: 160 p. illus. 29 cm.
  • ISBN: 0856990256
  • Notes: Bibliography: p. 152-153.
  • Subjects: Ellis Island Immigration Station (N.Y. and N.J.) United States--Emigration and immigration--History.
  • LC Classification: JV6450 .N6
  • Dewey Class No.: 325/.1/097472
  • Geog. Area Code: n-us--- n-us-ny
  • Links: Table of contents Index Sources cited Immigrant arrivals: a guide to published sources


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