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The book

The book

Among the millions of Europeans that entered the United States through Ellis Island, at the beginning of the XXth Century, were 10,000 Valencians (nearly 50% of the male population) from the county of la Marina Alta in the province of Alicante, Spain. This extraordinary and unrecognized migration phenomenon, which occurred between 1912 and 1920, is…

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Prologue of translated edition

Prologue of translated edition

My greatest pride of Valencians a Nova York: el cas de la Marina Alta (1912-1920) is the host of further studies, literary adaptations and illustrative documentaries that it has instigated, ever since it was first published in Catalan in 2012. That original version uncovered this extraordinary migration phenomenon, which had been passed down, by word…

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Background and acknowledgements

Background and acknowledgements

My gratitude goes first to our ancestors, that is to the parents, grandparents and great grandparents of la Marina Alta that emigrated from this Valencian county a century ago. It is they who can help us understand the situation of the people, of their times and of now, who have no other option than to…

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Book maps

Book maps

LA MARINA ALTA – A COUNTY OF THE VALENCIAN REGION Map of Fernando Miralles’ voyage from la Marina Alta to: Alicante- Algeria-Marseille-Paris- Le Havre-Canada. Lasted over a month in 1906. MAP OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK MAP OF MANHATTAN MAP OF THE LOWER EAST SIDE MAP OF NEW YORK AND CONNECTICUT

The data of the emigrants

The data of the emigrants

What follows is the details of the emigrants found in the Ellis Island archives. They have been classified according to their hometowns in la Marina Alta*, which are listed in alphabetical order. For each town there is a table with 9 columns that provides the following information: (*The details of some emigrants from the towns…

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Book pictures

Book pictures

Fig. 1a. Riurau in la Marina Alta. Fig. 1b. Raisins in la Marina Alta. Photo ceded by descendents of Fernando Miralles. Fig. 2. Ancestors and riuraus in la Marina Alta. Fig. 3. José Morell’s passaport (author’s grandfather). Fig. 4a. Nadal Fornés’ Identity card. Ceded by Josefa Gómez Vives. Fig. 4b. Nadal Fornés’ Identity card. Ceded…

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Book tables

Book tables

TABLE 1. SPANIARDS TO THE UNITED STATES. 1820-1949: YEARS ARRIVALS 1820 – 1830 2.688 1831- 1840 2.004 1841- 1850 2.091 1851- 1860 9.038 1861 – 1870 6.390 1871 – 1880 5.266 1881- 1890 4.419 1991 – 1900 6.662 1901 – 1910 48.944 1911- 1920 102.954 1921 – 1930 41.954 1931- 1940 4.945 1940 – 1941…

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