A Woman to Know: Annie Moore
|Julia Carpenter||Jan 31, 2017|
Annie Moore came to America bearing little more than her dreams; she stayed to help build a country enriched by diversity. — Ellis Island guidebook
(image via Wikimedia Commons)
Annie arrived in New York in 1892, on a crowded boat coming from Ireland.
The ship anchored, the bridge lowered and a longshoreman yelled, "Ladies first!"
And that is how 18-year-old Annie Moore, with her two young brothers in tow, stepped foot in America, becoming the first immigrant to pass inspection at Ellis Island.
Add to your library list:
City of Dreams: The 400-Year History of Immigrant New York (Tyler Anbinder)
Annie Moore: First in Line for America (Eithne Loughrey)
Annie Moore: The Golden Dollar Girl (Eithne Loughrey)
Annie Moore: New York City Girl (Eithne Loughrey)
A new verse in the story of Ellis Island's first immigrant (The New York Times)
How Ellis Island's First Immigrant Became an American (New York Magazine)
Ellis Island, a Gateway to America, Marks 125 Years (The Washington Post)
Two Irish girls who made it to New York (The New York Times)
Four hundred years of huddled masses yearning to break free (The Wall Street Journal)
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