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  • Castle Garden, the Gateway to Ellis Island

    Castle Garden, the Gateway to Ellis Island

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    America’s welcome mat at Ellis Island in New York was for refugees — from hunger, political unrest, or poverty. While before 1890 the states controlled immigration, in 1890 the federal government took control through the Departments of Commerce, Labor, and (in 1940) Justice. Ellis Island wasn’t the only federal immigration center, but it was the…

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In Davidson, North Carolina there is a small liberal arts college founded on principles of higher learning set forth by the Presbyterian Church in America. It is one of over sixty similarly affiliated colleges and universities. Presidents, statesmen, athletes, scientists, and men of letters have earned degrees at Davidson. It’s small but has a powerful history.

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