an island in upper New York Bay: a former U.S. immigrant examination station.
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How to use Ellis Island in a sentence
By the summer of 1921, authorities on Ellis Island had even begun handing out ice cream to immigrants as part of their first American meal.How Ice Cream Became the Ultimate American Comfort Food | Matt Siegel | August 27, 2021 | Eater
Our family came through Ellis Island from Castellano, Italy, in the 1920s.There’s Always Some Killing You Got to Do On a Farm | Eugene Robinson | October 23, 2020 | Ozy
The first human being to come through Ellis Island was an unaccompanied minor.
Thousands of unaccompanied minors followed her through Ellis Island.
They had a delicatessen first in Brooklyn, then in Queens, and they entered the country legally through Ellis Island.
In Encountering Ellis Island, historian Ronald Bayor probes the opportunities and the bigotry faced by immigrants to the U.S.
Bayor claims Ellis Island represented much more than just a processing station for immigrants.
They had been turned back from the emigrant station on Ellis Island, and were now sadly returning to Liverpool.Marriage la mode | Mrs. Humphry Ward
The climax to all of our troubles was the making out of our declaration and being held in quarantine at Ellis Island.Ways of War and Peace | Delia Austrian
It is this statue which immigrants, on their way to Ellis Island, are wont to apostrophise.American Sketches | Charles Whibley
If we are sophisticated, we may not be good enough for Ellis Island.Atlantic Classics | Various
The career of this young man up to the time of his landing at Ellis Island is significant, to say the least.The Barrel Mystery | William J. (William James) Flynn
Cultural definitions for Ellis Island (1 of 2)
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