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From Dublin to Chicago

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Title:From Dublin to Chicago
Hannay, James Owen  Writing under the pseudonym: Birmingham, George A.   
(2 of 4 for author by title)
King Tommy
Adventurers of the Night
Published:   1914
Publisher:George H. Doran Company
Tags:America, non-fiction, travel

The author recounts his trip of adventure to America, and its bitter-sweet relevance for the Irish.

It opens ...

"From Dublin to Chicago." You can take the phrase as the epitome of a tragedy, the long, slow, century and a half old tragedy of the flight of the Irish people from their own country, the flight of the younger men and women of our race from the land of their birth to the "Oilean Úr," the new island of promise and hope across the Atlantic. . . .

And continues ...

The phrase has another connotation. It carries with it a sense of adventuring. It was often, almost always, the bravest and most adventurous of our people who went. It was those who feared their fate too much who stayed at home. . . . [Suggest a different description.]

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