The Cross and the Shamrock.: or, How to Defend the Faith. An Irish-American Catholic Tale of Real Life. Descriptive of the Temptations, Sufferings, Trials and Triumphs of the Children of Saint Patrick, in the Great Republic of Washington. A book for the entertainment and special instruction of the Catholic male and female servants of the United States. Written by a Missionary Priest.

Boston. Patrick Donahoe. [1853]. Hardcover. 8vo. 19cm, xii,265p., original green cloth, black and gilt stamped decorations, borders and titles on the spine and cover, beveled boards, top and bottom spine edges worn else a very good sound copy. ~ Loeber p1085. Religious and moral instruction in the form of a story of the trials of a family of orphan children at the hand of various types of proselytizers. The book speaks harshly of American Protestantism. It describes various aspects of American life, such as railroad construction (Brown)". The author resigned his position a rector of the University of St. Mary in Chicago, to become a missionary to the Chippewa Indians and in 1875 to gold miners in Eureka, California. Item #38834

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