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Cannato, Vincent J. 1967-

Works: 13 works in 63 publications in 2 languages and 3,530 library holdings
Genres: History  Biographies  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Television programs  Historical television programs  Nonfiction films  Academic theses  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Producer, Interviewee, Editor
Classifications: JV6484, 325.73
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Most widely held works by Vincent J Cannato
American passage : the history of Ellis Island by Vincent J Cannato( Book )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 1,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellis Island had been an obscure little island that barely held itself above high tide. Today it stands alongside Plymouth Rock in our nation's founding mythology as the place where many of our ancestors first touched American soil. Ellis Island's heyday--from 1892 to 1924--coincided with one of the greatest mass movements of individuals the world has ever seen, with some twelve million immigrants inspected at its gates. Historian Vincent J. Cannato illuminates the story of Ellis Island, from the 19th century days when it hosted pirate hangings, to the turn of the 20th century when massive migrations sparked fierce debate and hopeful new immigrants often encountered corruption, harsh conditions, and political scheming. Accounts of immigrants, officials, interpreters, and social reformers all play a role in the chronicle. Long after Ellis Island ceased to be the nation's preeminent immigrant inspection station, the debates that swirled around it are still relevant.--Summarized from book jacket
American passage : the history of Ellis Island by Vincent J Cannato( )

13 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cannato delivers a definitive history of America's landmark port of entry. From eyewitness accounts, Cannato weaves together a poignant testament to the hopes and fears of "huddled masses yearning to breathe free." 2009
The ungovernable city : John Lindsay and his struggle to save New York by Vincent J Cannato( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his insightful book, The Ungovernable City, Vincent Cannato details what happened to Lindsay and to New York during these tumultuous years."--Jacket
Living in the eighties by Gil Troy( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some see the 1980s as a Golden Age, a "Morning in America" when Ronald Reagan revived America's economy, reoriented American politics, and restored Americans' faith in their country and in themselves. Others see the 1980s as a new "Gilded Age," an era that was selfish, superficial, glitzy, greedy, divisive, and destructive. This multifaceted exploration of the 1980s brings together a variety of voices from different political persuasions, generations, and vantage points. The volume features work by Reagan critics and Reagan fans (including one of President Reagan's closest aides, Ed Meese), by historians who think the 1980s were a disastrous time, those who think it was a glorious time, and those who see both the blessings and the curses of the decade. Their essays examine everything from multiculturalism, Southern conservatism, and Reaganomics, to music culture, religion, crime, AIDS, and the city. A complex, thoughtful account of a watershed in our recent history, this volume will engage anyone interested in this pivotal decade."--Publisher description
The first measured century( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at American history through data and measurement, revealing how the lives of everyday Americans have changed over the last century. Examines how social science pioneers, by measuring many aspects of Americans' lives, influenced history. Presents examples of the interaction of statistics and society, from Julia Lathrop's data-driven crusade to reduce infant mortality to Daniel Patrick Moynihan's controversial analysis of the breakdown of the Black family. Also discusses Robert and Helen Lynd's early 20th century sociological study of Muncie, Ind., America's "Middletown," and includes commentary by Theodore Caplow, a professor of sociology, and Bruce Geelhoed of Ball State University's Center for Middletown Studies
William Williams documents : Ellis Island immigrants by Rebecca Rowell( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Williams Documents Ellis Island Immigrants considers the work of Ellis Island commissioner William Williams as he collected photos recording the history of the immigration facility and those who passed through its doors in the early 1900s. Using many stunning, full-page photos, it examines Williams' role in executing US immigration policy during this pivotal time in American history. Features include a glossary, references, websites, source notes, and an index. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO
The first measured century( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the cusp of the 20th century, Frederick Jackson Turner released his seminal work The Significance of the Frontier in American History. As America experienced an unprecedented wave of immigration, the field of Eugenics took hold. Frank Boas led the battle against Eugenics and all scientific racism. Results from H.H. Goddard's IQ tests convinced Congress to pass the National Origins Act. Early women social reformers (like Jane Addams and Julia Lathrop) used data to make the case for political action to alleviate poverty. 1920's Shepherd-Towner Maternity and Infancy Act became the model for social welfare legislation for the rest of the century. John D. Rockefeller Jr. commissioned Robert and Helen Lynd to complete a study of religious attitudes in a society increasingly based on material possessions
The first measured century( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's entry into WWII proved a huge engine of social and economic change. The African-American middle class emerged as the desperate need for workers overcame many longstanding employment prejudices. Near war's end, President Roosevelt signed the GI Bill, unleashing an unforeseen array of consequences - including the rapid growth of the suburbs, and dramatic increases in marriage and birth rates. Alfred Kinsey released his far-reaching works on human sexuality in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Though some of his data would not hold up under reexamination, his numbers were ultimately less important than the impact of his work on social reform
John Lindsay's New York and the crisis of liberalism by Vincent J Cannato( )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellis Island : une histoire du rêve américain by Michaël Prazan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En 1892, Ellis Island, dans la baie de New York, devient la principale porte d'entrée aux États-Unis pour les immigrants qui arrivent de plus en plus nombreux d'Europe. Inauguré en 1900, après un incendie qui a ravagé les anciens bâtiments, l'immense centre aujourd'hui transformé en musée va voir passer, jusqu'à sa fermeture, quelque 12 millions de personnes. Parmi elles, l'actrice Pola Negri ou le producteur de cinéma Sam Goldwyn, venus de Pologne, l'écrivain tchèque George Voskovec, le gamin sicilien Salvatore Lucania, qui deviendra le chef suprême de la mafia sous le nom de Lucky Luciano, l'Irlandais William O'Dwyer, futur maire de New York... Comme les autres, ils ont traversé l'Atlantique pour fuir une existence misérable, persécutée ou incertaine en Europe, vers une nouvelle Terre promise qui ne les accueille pas toujours à bras ouverts." (Source :
The ungovernable city : John Lindsay and his struggle to save New York by Vincent J Cannato( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are cities governable? How much can America's mayors realistically hope to accomplish? In this ... political biography, [the author] brings us back to the tumultuous era of the late 1960s and early 1970s when Mayor John Lindsay fought to rescue New York City from the depths of crisis. A reformer with movie-star looks and a liberal Republican agenda, Lindsay brought glamour and hope to City Hall. After eight years as mayor, however, he left office fatigued and disillusioned, his political career in ruins. In telling Lindsay's story, [the author] provides a keen study of American liberalism and paints a vivid picture of a city shaken by labor strikes, racial strife, fiscal troubles, rising crime, and antiwar protests.-Back cover
Bourgeois new-populism and the rise of modern American conservatism by Vincent J Cannato( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Vincent J. Cannato: John Lindsay (Basic Books)( Recording )

1 edition published in 2001 and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

John Lindsay was a liberal Republican reformer with movie-star looks. He was supposed to bring glamour and hope to New York City when he became mayor in 1965. But instead his career and the city crumbled. Join Kojo for a look into the political life of a man once dubbed the "White Knight."
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American passage : the history of Ellis Island
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