Immigration and Urban History Seminar Canceled:
Interpreters in Ellis Island: A Tool for Americanization, 1892-1954
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27 January 2015.Tuesday, 5:15PM - 7:30PM Maria Aguilar-Solano, University of Massachusetts - Boston Emma Teng, MIT

Through the narrative of existing interviews with Fiorello LaGuardia, personal letters of Ludmila Foxlee, and immigration literature, this paper will examine the role of interpreters in Ellis Island and the institutionalization of these interpreters as tools for assimilation into American culture.