352 pages, hard cover, coffee table size (8.5 x 11) book. Includes 16 maps of Europe and America and about 260 pictures.
Has chapters on growth of America and immigrant statistics, American immigration laws from George Washington to Theodore Roosevelt to World War One, how immigrants were inspected, and analysis of why Ellis Island worked so well. Has a short chapter on what life was like in Europe.
Has a chapter on “white slavery” and what our leaders did to fight this abuse. Has a chapter on the Titanic sinking and the Triangle Fire, that killed mostly immigrants, and how our leaders made reforms to improve safety on the high seas and improve health and safety in factories as a result.
Has extensive coverage on America during and after World War One (the war, Prohibition, the Mob, the Flapper Era, the Great Depression). Explains the immigration laws that led to the demise of the Ellis Island Era. Has a chapter comparing Ellis Island Era immigration to the huge problems our too-permissive immigration laws and social policies cause today.