Inside Turn-Of-The-Century New York’s Immigrant Slums

 

Inside Turn-Of-The-Century New York’s Immigrant Slums

By John Kuroski on November 2, 2016

On December 17, 1900, the U.S. government opened an immigration processing station on New York’s Ellis Island. By that point, the city had already been processing hundreds of thousands of immigrants per year for more than a decade. After that point, those numbers truly exploded.

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