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American Passage: The History of Ellis Island by Vincent J. Cannato

By Vincent J. Cannato

For many of latest York's early background, Ellis Island have been an imprecise little island that hardly held itself above excessive tide. this present day the small island stands along Plymouth Rock in our nation's founding mythology because the position the place lots of our ancestors first touched American soil.

American Passage captures a time and a spot unprecedented in American immigration and historical past, and articulates the dramatic and bittersweet bills of the immigrants, officers, interpreters, and social reformers who all performed an enormous function in Ellis Island's chronicle. during this sweeping, frequently heart-wrenching epic, Vincent J. Cannato unearths that the heritage of Ellis Island is eventually the tale of what it capability to be an American.

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Images show him bearing fish and water plants, and colored 20 WATER him blue or green, and zigzags of water often cover his body. Worship of Haapy differed from the worship of other standard deities, who were usually rooted in one place. His annual feast was at the time of the inundation, but as the wording of the hymn of praise sung to him acknowledges: “No one knows the place he’s in; his cavern is not found in books. ” In Akhenaten’s hymn to the Aten, the inundation becomes an instrument of the sun-god’s power: “You make the inundation from the underworld.

Ankhtyfy, a governor to the south of Thebes during a time of civil war (c. 2150 BC, early in the 1st Intermediate Period), seized the nome of his neighbor at Edfu but then faced attacks from Thebes, his own northern neighbor, whose ruling family went on to take over the whole country and become the next line of kings. When during the four centuries of the Late Period (8th–4th centuries BC) the country had to accept long periods of foreign rule, it was the local governors who acted as a bridge, choosing to serve the alien rulers and so maintain order and prosperity in their area.

Egyptians loved to commemorate their lives for posterity, and stelae were used to record particular acts of piety or the history of one’s life or one’s outstanding personal qualities, and to list the offerings that one hoped to receive for ever more. We know the names and careers of ancient Egyptians mainly from the many thousands of stelae that have survived. Stelae were also used to mark boundaries. Ownership of agricultural land was the basis of power and wealth in ancient Egypt. Egyptians were precise about their territory, and the boundaries of fields, cities, and provinces were often permanently delineated.

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