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New York immigrant experience : a guided tour through history

Author: Randi Minetor
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : GPP, ©2010.
Series: Historical tours.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Unique among historical guides to New York City, this book covers separate waves of immigration from colonial times to the mid-nineteenth-century Irish Potato Famine, from Ellis Islandwhich, between 1892 and 1954, processed some twelve million newcomersto the present day, and it ties this history to various sites in the city.<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt> <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>Timeline  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Minetor, Randi.
New York immigrant experience.
Guilford, Conn. : GPP, ©2010
(DLC) 2009048155
(OCoLC)435418880
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Randi Minetor
ISBN: 9780762765584 0762765585
OCLC Number: 841520985
Notes: "A Timeline book."
Description: 1 online resource (151 pages) : illustrations, map.
Contents: Key participants in immigration history --
Tour 1: 1820-1870 --
Tour 2: 1871-1920 --
Tour 3: 1921-1970 --
Tour 4: 1971-present --
Downtown New York City : a tourist's guide to staying, eating, and exploring --
Glossary.
Series Title: Historical tours.
Responsibility: Randi Minetor ; photographs by Nic Minetor.
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Abstract:

Unique among historical guides to New York City, this book covers separate waves of immigration from colonial times to the mid-nineteenth-century Irish Potato Famine, from Ellis Islandwhich, between 1892 and 1954, processed some twelve million newcomersto the present day, and it ties this history to various sites in the city.<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt> <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>Timeline BooksThese one-of-a-kind guides allow readers to move through time as never before, bringing them face to face with the people and events behind some of America's most important historical landmarks and locations. No other guidebooks draw so much on the first-hand accounts of those involved in the historic events that transpired in the areas coveredmaking readers feel as if they are experiencing living history. Each book features:<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>* Two popout® mapsa historical map showing the area as it once was; and a modern map marking every stop on the tour and place mentioned in the text.<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt> <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>* Additional color maps and up to 40-60 photos, both historical and modern<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt> <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>* An introduction by an expert that sets the area in historical context<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt> <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>* A timeline showing key historical events <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt> <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>* A detailed walking tour of the present-day site, interspersed with first-hand accounts interspersed in the text or included as sidebars<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt> <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>* Concise and colorful biographies of key historical figures<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt> <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>* Where to stay and eat, and places to visit nearby <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt> <P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>Also available in the series:<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>Antietam (978-0-7627-5328-4; 9/2009)<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>Arlington National Cemetery (978-0-7627-5329-1; 9/2009)<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>Fredericksburg (978-0-7627-5330-7; 1/2010)<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>Gettysburg (978-0-7627-5331-4; 9/2009)<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>Vicksburg (978-0-7627-5332-1; 1/2010)<P style=MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt>Washington, D.C. (978-0-7627-5333-8; 9/2009).

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