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AttachmentsFaces and Stories from America’s Gates

Published by GILES in association with the Foundation for the National Archives, Washington, D.C.

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Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 96 pages, 254 x 178 mm, (7 x 10 in)

Illustrations — 100 colour

Format — Hardback

Price — UK£20.00 / US$34.95

ISBN — 978-1-907804-07-6

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"a haunting reminder of the hopes and struggles of people seeking a promised land achingly in view" Jim Cullen, George Mason University's History News Network

 Tells the stories of 31 men, women, and children who found themselves at the gateways to America between 1880 and the end of World War II 

About the Book

Americans proudly proclaim the United States "a nation of immigrants". Millions who came to the US found freedom and opportunity, but America's immigrant story has always been made up of individuals whose histories differed according to who they were, where they came from, and where, when, and why they arrived. Attachments: Faces and Stories from America's Gates, based on a National Archives Experience exhibition of the same title, draws from the millions of immigration files in the U.S. National Archives to tell some of these unique tales. A fascinating, thematic exploration of some of the millions of immigration files in the US National Archive, focusing on 29 case studies, it explores beyond the literal by looking at the “attachments” of immigrants to family and community. Included are many previously unpublished photographs and other documents from the US National Archives

About the Author(s)

Bruce I. Bustard is a senior curator with the National Archives in Washington, DC. A curator of several major National Archives exhibits including The Way We Worked (2005), Picturing the Century: One Hundred Years of Photography from the National Archives (1999), and A New Deal for the Arts (1997), he was the lead researcher for Discovering the Civil War the Archives’ exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War (2010). He is the son of an immigrant from Scotland.