'Women Herded As Are Cattle At Ellis Island' - Genevieve Forbes Herrick - Chicago Daily Tribune

Women Herded As Are Cattle At Ellis Island: Crowded, Driven, Sworn at by Guards

Byline: Genevieve Forbes Herrick; 1921-10-23; Chicago Daily Tribune; 

Report: U.S. Immigration and Ellis Island Series - Genevieve Forbes Herrick - Chicago Tribune

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"'All women and children ashore.' Down the narrow stairs we stumble, an emotionless, hesitant, frightened mass. And always the raucous voices of our two guards, hurling brusque ruthless, often profane commands at us. Even the women who have been most self-possessed are shaking. 'if my husband were here,' whispers one of the women, ' he'd punch that man, even if he had to go to jail for it.'"

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