When Ellis Island officially opened on 1 January 1892, the first passenger processed through the now world-famous immigration station was an Irish girl named Annie Moore (on her birthday). 139 more words
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1891 – Annie Moore departs Queenstown (now Cobh, Co Cork), becoming the first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island.
Annie Moore stood in line with her two younger brothers, Philip and Anthony. They were waiting to board the SS Nevada, a ship that would take them from Ireland to New York. 443 more words
Ellis Island, the gateway to America, shuts it doors after processing more than 12 million immigrants since opening in 1892. Today, an estimated 40 percent of all Americans can trace their roots through Ellis Island, located in New York Harbour off the New Jersey coast and named for merchant Samuel Ellis, who owned the land in the 1770s. 370 more words
As I continue my journey in the Ramonat Seminar I become more aware of the essential tools and ideologies in a historian’s work. Space and place, two intertwining concepts, provide the historian with an opportunity to explore the past outside the boundaries of academic environments, such as a course on the Vietnam War or a seemingly polished biography of an English monarch. 749 more words