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Using Federal Documents To Dispel A Myth About Ellis Island, Rosemary L. Meszaros, Katherine Pennavaria Sep 202

Using Federal Documents To Dispel A Myth About Ellis Island, Rosemary L. Meszaros, Katherine Pennavaria

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Government workers at New York’s Ellis Island have been accused of murdering ancestral names to serve their own purposes and prejudices. Despite zero evidence to support this accusation, the myth stubbornly persists. They did not change names. They worked from manifests, which were governed by law.