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The Resource Ellis Island : a people's history, Malgorzata Szejnert ; translated from the Polish by Sean Gasper Bye

Ellis Island : a people's history, Malgorzata Szejnert ; translated from the Polish by Sean Gasper Bye

Label
Ellis Island : a people's history
Title
Ellis Island
Title remainder
a people's history
Statement of responsibility
Malgorzata Szejnert ; translated from the Polish by Sean Gasper Bye
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • pol
  • eng
Summary
  • A dramatic, multi-vocal account of the personal agonies and ecstasies that played out within the walls of Ellis Island, as told by Poland's greatest living journalist
  • This is the people's history of Ellis Island: the people who passed through it, and the people who were turned away from it. Szejnert draws on unpublished testimonies, memoirs, archival photographs, and correspondence from many internees and immigrants. At the book's core is a trove of personal letters from immigrants to their loved ones back home-- letters which were confiscated and never delivered, finally discovered in a basement in Warsaw. Szejnert weaves together the personal experiences of forgotten individuals as well as Ellis Island employees. The result is a story of a place and its people, steeped in politics and history, that reshaped the United States. -- adapted from jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
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Szejnert, Małgorzata
Dewey number
  • 304.873
  • 325.73
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JV6484
LC item number
.S9813 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bye, Sean Gasper
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ellis Island Immigration Station (N.Y. and N.J.)
  • Immigrants
  • Ellis Island Immigration Station (N.Y. and N.J.)
  • Immigrants
  • United States
Target audience
adult
Label
Ellis Island : a people's history, Malgorzata Szejnert ; translated from the Polish by Sean Gasper Bye
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in Polish by Znak as Wyspa klucz in 2009"--Title page verso
  • "First published in English by Scribe in 2020"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-377) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Rising tide -- Flood -- Becalmed -- Pitch and toss -- Ebb tide -- Still waters -- Pearl divers
Control code
on1111969261
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9781911617976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Ellis Island : a people's history, Malgorzata Szejnert ; translated from the Polish by Sean Gasper Bye
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published in Polish by Znak as Wyspa klucz in 2009"--Title page verso
  • "First published in English by Scribe in 2020"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-377) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Rising tide -- Flood -- Becalmed -- Pitch and toss -- Ebb tide -- Still waters -- Pearl divers
Control code
on1111969261
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9781911617976
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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