Ellis Island--the gateway to America--was the place where millions of newcomers to the United States began new lives. It was a place of joy, hope, and sometimes sadness. Along with the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island remains an inspiring symbol of freedom and opportunity for generations of Americans. This fascinating history, complete with beautiful and poignant photographs and personal reminiscences, brings Ellis Island to life. Special sections on the architectural restoration of Ellis Island and on how to trace your family history through the island make this a book to be enjoyed time and again.