Island of Hope

Island of Hope

Island of Tears the Story of Ellis Island : the American Immigration Experience

DVD - 2004
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Island of Hope - Island of Tears is the story of Ellis Island and a tribute to the over 18 million immigrants who journeyed to America in search of freedom and opportunity. These immigrants' stories are told as they bravely faced the unknown, from the time they left their homelands to the moment the doors of Ellis opened, revealing the great promise of America.--Container.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Guggenheim Productions [producer], presented by the National Park Service US Dept. of Interior, [2004]
ISBN: 9781933233031
Branch Call Number: DVD 304.873 Isl
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (30 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.


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