From 1892 to 1924, Ellis Island witnessed the greatest mass immigration of people the world has ever seen. The story of the tiny New York Island that served as a gateway for twelve million immigrants.

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  • Vincent Cannato teaches history of the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Author of "The Ungovernable City."

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