Professor William H. Mulligan Jr., Professor of History at Murray State University, Kentucky, gives the eighth annual Ernie O'Malley lecture.
The Ernie O'Malley Lecture Series: From the Emerald Isle to the Copper Island: The Irish in Michigan Copper Country, 1845-1920
November 2, Thursday, 7pm
Venue: NYU Helen & Martin Kimmel Center for University Life, 60 Washington Square South, Rm 914
From the Emerald Isle to the CopperIsland: The Irish in Michigan Copper Country, 1845-1920. Professor William H. Mulligan Jr., Professor of History at Murray State University, Kentucky, gives the eighth annual lecture in this series endowed by Cormac K. H. O’Malley in honor of his father.
Irish miners were among the first to work the mines of Michigan’s Copper Country in the 1840s. When Edward Ryan, the Merchant Prince of the Copper Country died in 1900, he was all but a millionaire. Yet none of his sons made their careers there and by 1920 there were very few Irish in the region. Professor Mulligan, the author of several books and articles on American social and industrial history, will discuss why this particular Diaspora community failed and how its history helps us understand the Irish American experience.
Free admission to Members of Glucksman Ireland House and to all students/faculty with a valid NYU I.D. card. For all others: $10 admission charge at the door for regular event series.
For admission to Kimmel Center, please bring valid photo ID.
In order to ensure a seat please call ahead 212-998-3950
Glucksman Ireland House
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One Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003
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