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American Passage

The History of Ellis Island

Author: Vincent J. Cannato

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061940399

Category: History

Page: 512

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"By bringing us the inspiring and sometimes unsettling tales of Ellis Island, Vincent Cannato’s American Passage helps us understand who we are as a nation.” — Walter Isaacson “Never before has Ellis Island been written about with such scholarly care and historical wisdom. Highly recommended!" —Douglas Brinkley, bestselling author of The Wilderness Warrior The remarkable saga of America’s landmark port of entry, from immigration post to deportation center to mythical icon.

American Passage

The History of Ellis Island

Author: Vincent J. Cannato

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060742739

Category: History

Page: 496

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For most of New York's early history, Ellis Island had been an obscure little island that barely held itself above high tide. Today the small island stands alongside Plymouth Rock in our nation's founding mythology as the place where many of our ancestors first touched American soil. Ellis Island's heyday—from 1892 to 1924—coincided with one of the greatest mass movements of individuals the world has ever seen, with some twelve million immigrants inspected at its gates. In American Passage, Vincent J. Cannato masterfully illuminates the story of Ellis Island from the days when it hosted pirate hangings witnessed by thousands of New Yorkers in the nineteenth century to the turn of the twentieth century when massive migrations sparked fierce debate and hopeful new immigrants often encountered corruption, harsh conditions, and political scheming. American Passage captures a time and a place unparalleled in American immigration and history, and articulates the dramatic and bittersweet accounts of the immigrants, officials, interpreters, and social reformers who all play an important role in Ellis Island's chronicle. Cannato traces the politics, prejudices, and ideologies that surrounded the great immigration debate, to the shift from immigration to detention of aliens during World War II and the Cold War, all the way to the rebirth of the island as a national monument. Long after Ellis Island ceased to be the nation's preeminent immigrant inspection station, the debates that once swirled around it are still relevant to Americans a century later. In this sweeping, often heart-wrenching epic, Cannato reveals that the history of Ellis Island is ultimately the story of what it means to be an American.

American Passage

The Communications Frontier in Early New England

Author: Katherine Grandjean

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674289919

Category: History

Page: 312

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Katherine Grandjean shows that the English conquest of New England was not just a matter of consuming territory, of transforming woods into farms. It entailed a struggle to control the flow of information—who could travel where, what news could be sent, over which routes winding through the woods along the early American communications frontier.

Birth as an American Rite of Passage

Second Edition, With a New Preface

Author: Robbie E. Davis-Floyd

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520927214

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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Why do so many American women allow themselves to become enmeshed in the standardized routines of technocratic childbirth--routines that can be insensitive, unnecessary, and even unhealthy? Anthropologist Robbie Davis-Floyd first addressed these questions in the 1992 edition. Her new preface to this 2003 edition of a book that has been read, applauded, and loved by women all over the world, makes it clear that the issues surrounding childbirth remain as controversial as ever.

Safe Passage

The Transition from British to American Hegemony

Author: Kori Schake

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674975073

Category: History

Page: 389

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History records only one peaceful transition of hegemonic power: the passage from British to American dominance of the international order. To explain why this transition was nonviolent, Kori Schake explores nine points of crisis between Britain and the U.S., from the Monroe Doctrine to the unequal “special relationship” during World War II.

American Passage

A History of the United States

Author: Edward L. Ayers,Lewis L. Gould,David M. Oshinsky,Jean R. Soderlund

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780618914036

Category: History

Page: 656

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American Passages places a unique emphasis on time as the defining nature of history, how events lead to other events, actions, changes, and often-unexpected outcomes. Rather than grouping facets of historical change into themes or topics, the authors offer students a complete, compelling narrative with balanced coverage of political, economic, social, cultural, military, religious, and intellectual history. The Dolphin Edition features the same engaging pedagogy and unique approach of the larger version in a scaled back, less expensive text.

Passages to America

Oral Histories of Child Immigrants from Ellis Island and Angel Island

Author: Emmy E. Werner

Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1597976342

Category: History

Page: 192

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More than twelve million immigrants, many of them children, passed through Ellis Island's gates between 1892 and 1954. Children also came through the "Guardian of the Western Gate," the detention center on Angel Island in California that was designed to keep Chinese immigrants out of the United States. Based on the oral histories of fifty children who came to the United States before 1950, this book chronicles their American odyssey against the backdrop of World Wars I and II, the rise and fall of Hitler's Third Reich, and the hardships of the Great Depression. Ranging in age from four to sixteen years old, the children hailed from Northern, Central, Eastern, and Southern Europe; the Middle East; and China. Across ethnic lines, the child immigrants' life stories tell a remarkable tale of human resilience. The sources of family and community support that they relied on, their educational aims and accomplishments, their hard work, and their optimism about the future are just as crucial today for the new immigrants of the twenty-first century. These personal narratives offer unique perspectives on the psychological experience of being an immigrant child and its impact on later development and well-being. They chronicle the joys and sorrows, the aspirations and achievements, and the challenges that these small strangers faced while becoming grown citizens.

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Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine, 1880-1930

Author: John Harley Warner,James M. Edmonson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 207

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Collects vivid historical photographs of medical students engaged in dissection-related studies as performed between the mid-nineteenth and the mid-twentieth centuries, in a volume that offers insight into both period dissection practices and medical portraiture.

American Passages

A History of the U.S.

Author: Edward L. Ayers

Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston

ISBN: 9780030725760

Category: History

Page: 167

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To accomplish your course goals, use this study guide to enhance your understanding of the text content and to be better prepared for quizzes and tests. This convenient manual helps you assimilate and master the information encountered in the text through the use of practice exercises and applications, comprehensive review tools, and additional helpful resources.

American Passages: A History of the United States, Volume 1: To 1877, Brief

Author: Edward Ayers,Lewis Gould,David Oshinsky,Jean Soderlund

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495915203

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 690

AMERICAN PASSAGES places a unique emphasis on time as the defining nature of history--how events lead to other events, actions, changes, and often-unexpected outcomes. The authors offer students a sensible, step-by-step, compelling narrative with balanced coverage of political, economic, social, cultural, military, religious, and intellectual history. Available in the following split options: AMERICAN PASSAGES, BRIEF, Fourth Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-90921-7; Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-15), ISBN: 978-0-495-91520-1; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 15-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-91521-8. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Saltwater Slavery

A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora

Author: Stephanie E. Smallwood

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674043770

Category: History

Page: 288

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This bold, innovative book promises to radically alter our understanding of the Atlantic slave trade, and the depths of its horrors. Stephanie E. Smallwood offers a penetrating look at the process of enslavement from its African origins through the Middle Passage and into the American slave market. Saltwater Slavery is animated by deep research and gives us a graphic experience of the slave trade from the vantage point of the slaves themselves. The result is both a remarkable transatlantic view of the culture of enslavement, and a painful, intimate vision of the bloody, daily business of the slave trade.

American Passages with Infotrac

A History Of The United States

Author: Edward L. Ayers,Lewis L. Gould,David M. Oshinsky,Jean R. Soderlund

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780495001331

Category: History

Page: 786

View: 9747

Written by top scholars of American History, AMERICAN PASSAGES, BRIEF SECOND EDITION examines U.S. history the way people live-in the flow of real time. Rather than pursuing one topic (such as politics, culture, society, reform, the military, or economics) at a time, each chapter of the text interweaves important themes and issues into one clear narrative. Through this method of presentation as well as through the primary source material in every chapter, students can observe the many ways that events, movements, and groups of people have served to shape history and can learn to make connections between these themes and issues. This revision includes expanded review materials and pedagogy to help students get through the course as well as a free AMERICAN PASSAGES Book Companion Website created by Ed Ayers. This site includes chapter-by-chapter quizzing, interactive maps, videos, audio, and links to over 400 readings.

The Slave Trade and the Middle Passage

Author: S. Pearl Sharp,Virginia Schomp

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761421764

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 70

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"Traces the history of the transatlantic slave trade and the development of slavery in the New World"--Provided by publisher.

Northern Passage

American Vietnam War Resisters in Canada

Author: John Hagan

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674004719

Category: History

Page: 269

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Offers a sociological perspective of the tens of thousands of draft-age men who fled the U.S. for Canada to avoid serving in the Vietnam War, looking at their effects on Canada, and their decision to return or not return to the U.S. after amnesty was offered.

Lewis and Clark and the Image of the American Northwest

Author: John Logan Allen

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486269146

Category: History

Page: 412

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The author traces how Lewis and Clark's epic journey of 1804–06 and their charting of the American Northwest dramatically revised generally held concepts of the area's geography. With 45 maps. "Splendidly researched and highly readable" — Donald Jackson, editor of the Letters of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

American Passages: A History of the United States, Brief

Author: Edward Ayers,Lewis Gould,David Oshinsky,Jean Soderlund

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495909211

Category: History

Page: 832

View: 585

AMERICAN PASSAGES places a unique emphasis on time as the defining nature of history--how events lead to other events, actions, changes, and often-unexpected outcomes. The authors offer students a sensible, step-by-step, compelling narrative with balanced coverage of political, economic, social, cultural, military, religious, and intellectual history. Available in the following split options: AMERICAN PASSAGES, BRIEF, Fourth Edition (Chapters 1-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-90921-7; Volume I: To 1877 (Chapters 1-15), ISBN: 978-0-495-91520-1; Volume II: Since 1865 (Chapters 15-30), ISBN: 978-0-495-91521-8. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

American Passages: A History in the United States, Volume I: To 1877

Author: Edward Ayers,Lewis Gould,David Oshinsky,Jean Soderlund

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0547166311

Category: History

Page: 576

View: 1802

With a unique attention to time as the defining nature of history, AMERICAN PASSAGES offers students a view of American history as a complete, compelling narrative. AMERICAN PASSAGES emphasizes the intertwined nature of three key characteristics of time sequence, simultaneity, and contingency. With clarity and purpose, the authors convey how events grow from other events, people's actions, and broad structural changes (sequence), how apparently disconnected events occurred in close chronological proximity to one another and were situated in larger, shared contexts (simultaneity), and how history suddenly pivoted because of events, personalities, and unexpected outcomes (contingency). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Passage to Cosmos

Alexander von Humboldt and the Shaping of America

Author: Laura Dassow Walls

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226871843

Category: Science

Page: 416

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Explorer, scientist, writer, and humanist, Alexander von Humboldt was the most famous intellectual of the age that began with Napoleon and ended with Darwin. With Cosmos, the book that crowned his career, Humboldt offered to the world his vision of humans and nature as integrated halves of a single whole. In it, Humboldt espoused the idea that, while the universe of nature exists apart from human purpose, its beauty and order, the very idea of the whole it composes, are human achievements: cosmos comes into being in the dance of world and mind, subject and object, science and poetry. Humboldt’s science laid the foundations for ecology and inspired the theories of his most important scientific disciple, Charles Darwin. In the United States, his ideas shaped the work of Emerson, Thoreau, Poe, and Whitman. They helped spark the American environmental movement through followers like John Muir and George Perkins Marsh. And they even bolstered efforts to free the slaves and honor the rights of Indians. Laura Dassow Walls here traces Humboldt’s ideas for Cosmos to his 1799 journey to the Americas, where he first experienced the diversity of nature and of the world’s peoples—and envisioned a new cosmopolitanism that would link ideas, disciplines, and nations into a global web of knowledge and cultures. In reclaiming Humboldt’s transcultural and transdisciplinary project, Walls situates America in a lively and contested field of ideas, actions, and interests, and reaches beyond to a new worldview that integrates the natural and social sciences, the arts, and the humanities. To the end of his life, Humboldt called himself “half an American,” but ironically his legacy has largely faded in the United States. The Passage to Cosmos will reintroduce this seminal thinker to a new audience and return America to its rightful place in the story of his life, work, and enduring legacy.

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