Searching for the Promised Land: An Irishman's American Odyssey

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In 1962, Ed Deevy, a young Irishman who had grown up as a farm boy in County Laois, ar-rived in Louisiana as a newly-minted Catholic priest. After seven years working in Cajun Country he discarded the Roman Collar and joined President Johnson's War on Poverty. Working on the front lines of the civil rights movement in Baton Rouge he had more than a few memorable experiences. The soft-spoken Irishman would be branded as an 'agitator' by the local U.S. Congressman and would later be booted out of the anti-poverty programme. ...

Searching for the Promised Land: An Irishman's American Odyssey 2015, The Liffey Press, Dublin

ISBN-13: 9781908308788

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