Passengers, Seaports, Captains
SS Sierra Nevada
Arrive San Francisco
November 17, 1853
From San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
The Nicaragua steamer Sierra Nevada, Capt. Baldwin, arrived this morning at about one o'clock from San Juan. She has on board a large number of passengers, among whom are 165 women and children.
The intelligence by the Sierra Nevada has been slightly anticipated by the arrival of the Golden Gate and by the New Mexican route.
The annexed is her Purser's memoranda, and under the proper head will be found the list of passengers:
Steamer Sierra Nevada, C. H. Baldwin Commander Left San Francisco Oct. 16th, and arrived at San Juan del Sur in 114 days. Passengers, mails and specie embarked on steamer Star of the West, which sailed from Greytown on the evening of the 31st, and would undoubtedly arrive at New York on the 8th inst , 22-1/2 days from San Francisco. The Sierra Nevada left San Juan on the morning of the 5th, and arrived at this port in 11-1/2 days. Passengers speak in the highest terms of the Company's road, it being dry and ie excellent condition, notwithstanding the prevalence of the rains.
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Robert Eric Barde
Perhaps 200,000 immigrants passed through the Angel Island Immigration Station during its lifetime, a tiny number compared to the 17 million who entered through New York's Ellis Island.
Nonetheless, Angel Island's place in the consciousness of Americans on the West Coast is large and out of proportion to the numerical record. Angel Island's Immigration Station was not, as some have called it, the Ellis Island of the West, built to facilitate the processing and entry of those welcomed as new Americans. Its role was less benign: to facilitate the exclusion of Asians, starting with the Chinese, then Japanese, Koreans, Indians, and all other Asians.
Family Skeletons: Exploring the Lives of our Disreputable Ancestors.
Simon Fowler, Ruth Paley
Most families have a skeleton. You may have already discovered yours via the grapevine or your own research. Or you may simply be intrigued by the dark side of our past. This popular history explores the behaviour of our disreputable ancestors from the unfortunate to the criminal, and introduces a host of colourful characters including 17th century witches, 18th century 'mollies' and Victorian baby farmers. Thematically arranged by skeleton, the text also describes how society punished and provided for its 'offenders' - as well as the changing attitudes that could ultimately bring acceptance.
Italy on the Pacific: San Francisco's Italian Americans (Italian and Italian American Studies)
San Francisco’s Italian immigrant experience is shown to be the polar opposite of Chicago’s. San Francisco’s Italian immigrants are shown as reintegrating into the host society fairly smoothly, whereas the Chicago group’s assimilation process broke down in dramatic ways.
Migration in World History
(Themes in World History)
Drawing on examples from a wide range of geographical regions and thematic areas, noted world historian Patrick Manning guides the reader through trade patterns, including the early Silk Road and maritime trade, effect of migration on empire and industry, earliest human migrations, major language groups, various leading theories around migration.
Russian San Francisco (Images of America) (Images of America)
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