Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain

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Angel Island: Gateway to Gold Mountain
Author: Freedman, Russell
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Time Period: Industrial Age
Time Frame: 1892-1940
Geographic Area: North America
Country: United States, China
Topics: Chinese Immigration
Genre: Non Fiction
Reading Age: Upper Middle Grade, Young Adult
Format: Book
Published: 2016

American History > Industrial Age > Chinese Immigration

Angel Island, off the coast of California, was the port of entry for Asian immigrants to the United States between 1892 and 1940. Following the passage of legislation requiring the screening of immigrants, "the other Ellis Island" processed around one million people from Japan, China, and Korea. Drawing from memoirs, diaries, letters, and the "wall poems" discovered at the facility long after it closed, the nonfiction master Russell Freedman describes the people who came, and why; the screening process; detention and deportation; changes in immigration policy; and the eventual renaissance of Angel Island as a historic site open to visitors. Includes archival photos, source notes, bibliography, and index.

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