Angel Island

Angel Island

Gateway to Gold Mountain

Book - 2013
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Looks at the history of the port of entry off the coast of California that was "the other Ellis Island" for Asian immigrants to the United States between 1892 and 1940.
Publisher: Boston : Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2013]
ISBN: 9780547903781
Branch Call Number: J 979.46 F8757A 2013
Characteristics: 81 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm


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Angel Island, in San Francisco Bay, was the Ellis Island of the West, where more than half a million people arrived, seeking a better life. Many were from Asia, and faced extra scrutiny and interrogation before being allowed to land, where they faced even more discrimination. Includes translations of poems carved on the barracks walls. Illustrated with period photos.

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Chronicles the harrowing process of immigrating to San Francisco that many Russian, Japanese, and Chinese immigrants made, only to find themselves stuck in a perpetual limbo at Angel Island.
- Betsy Bird


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