ELLIS ISLAND SCRAPBOOK by Kevin Sherlock
336 pages, hard cover, coffee table size (8.5 x 11) book. Includes 16 maps of Europe and America and about 260 pictures. Has a very large chapter on life in Europe in the late 1800s and early 1900s. It discusses in depth what farming, mining, and city proletarian life were like. It covers persecution, the sexual and criminal immorality of the upper classes, and the constant wars that threatened the people of Europe in those times.
Much of the book is devoted to immigrant remembrances and Ellis Island stories. Check out the stories of your people coming through Ellis Island. Check the stories of how inspectors checked for smugglers, white slavers, and other abusers who looked to exploit immigrants. The stories will make you laugh, bring a tear to your eye, and make you reflect on the conditions your ancestors endured.
Has chapters on American immigration laws from George Washington to Theodore Roosevelt to World War One, and how immigrants were inspected. Has chapters on growth of America and immigrant statistics, steerage, and analysis of why Ellis Island worked so well. Has a short chapter on the laws that led to the demise of Ellis Island.
Immerse yourself in anecdotes and pictures of immigrants and life in Europe. This book has many beautiful illustrations, stories, and word pictures of what life was like for those in Europe, and of those who left home to find a better life in America.