Gazing out onto the land of freedom
Immigrants anticipate their arrival on a ferryboat near Ellis Island, the major east coast immigration processing center from 1892 until 1924. An estimated 20 million individuals began their new lives in America on Ellis Island.
National Archives, Records of the Public Health Service
- "Any woman who is now or may hereafter be married . . ." Women and Naturalization, ca. 1802-1940
- Race, Nationality, and Reality: INS Administration of Racial Provisions in U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law Since 1898
- ARC Gallery: Immigration and Naturalization