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By Colum Kenny

The O’Shaughnessy brothers’ tale happens among 1860 and 1950 in Illinois, Missouri, big apple, and eire. They have been the kids of an impoverished immigrant who fled the famine in eire and his Irish-American wife. An Irish-American Odyssey is the story of this first-generation immigrant family’s fight to assimilate into American society, highlighting their perseverance and resolution to grab possibilities and surmount hindrances, all of the whereas setting up a legacy for his or her personal descendants in American paintings, advertisements, journalism, and public service.

TIME journal referred to as James O’Shaughnessy “the top within the enterprise” of advertisements, and he turned the 1st leader government of the yank organization of advertisements organizations. past, he used to be a “star” reporter on the Chicago Tribune, and James and Francis have been centrally fascinated by founding and holding the Irish Fellowship membership. Francis was once additionally the 1st graduate of the college of Notre Dame to be invited to bring its annual graduation handle, whereas Martin used to be the 1st captain of Notre Dame’s legitimate basketball workforce. An lawyer, John represented the alleged sufferer in a infamous “white slavery” case. Thomas (“Gus”) turned the major Gaelic Revival artist in the US in addition to a promoter of Italian-American history, campaigning effectively to have Columbus Day enacted a public holiday.

The outstanding upward thrust of the O’Shaughnessy brothers proves the yank dream is attainable.

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58 More than thirty-five years later he would write to May Montgomery, whom he had known in St. Joseph, “I have only seen St. ” He regretted then that “I haven’t kept in mind as many of my old friends as I should, I suppose because I have been working so hard all the years since I left St. 59 Following the completion of the Illinois and Michigan Canal in 1848, the center of midwestern trade gradually shifted from St. 60 The latter city was a magnet for migrants, foreign or domestic, to whom it offered opportunities to prosper.

James O’Shaughnessy avoided further personal embarrassment by taking matters into his own hands: “It was O’Shaughnessy who that night set Hearst’s misgivings at rest. He welcomed relief from the humbug into which he had been thrust. O’Shaughnessy found no pride in his one-day career as a managing editor. ”51 For his part Fred Lawrence did not enjoy an unblemished reputation for his journalism. Hearst had sent him to Cuba to report on the Spanish-American War in 1898. 55 It was an exciting time.

St. Joseph had been founded in 1843 on the banks of the Missouri River in northwestern Missouri. It became a starting point for settlers moving farther west, especially after 1859, when trains began to reach it. It was from St. Joseph in 1860 that the famous but short-lived Pony Express commenced its relay service to California. Another indication of the frontier nature of the region was that on April 3, 1882, while the Shaughnessys were still living in Moberly, the notorious outlaw Jesse James was shot dead at his family home on Lafayette Street, St.

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