Modern Journeys: The Irish in Detroit, Volumes
1 & 2
by the United Irish Societies
Volume 1 contains 248 pages and includes twenty-three oral histories
of Irish and Irish-Americans, each telling of his or her (or
the family's) coming over and of their lives here. Included are
Neal Shine, former Michigan Attorney General Frank Kelley, Supreme
Court Justice Michael Cavanagh, singer Charlie Taylor, Chris
Murray, Tim and Mike O'Hare, and a host of others spinning out
their tales of personal and family experiences. The book also
includes a history of the Irish in Detroit from the Encyclopedia
of the Irish in America, a short history of Corktown, a few short
biographies, and a bibliography. Finally, the book contains a
large section about the various Irish organizations around Detroit,
their histories and purpose.
Volume 2, with 295 pages, expands
on Volume 1 with 26 additional oral histories, stories of three
Orders of nus who taught the Irish in the early days, and a fascinating
history of Detroit’s
Irish pubs and publicans.
Both books are illustrated and are fully indexed.
| ORDERING INFORMATION
$12 each (single volume), $10 each for two or more, plus
$3 Shipping & Handling per book
Send your check with
your Name, Address and Phone number to:
United Irish Societies
31190 W. Huntley Sq. #512
Beverly Hills, Michigan 48025
or call Julie Demery at 248-540-6687.