ACH138: John Boyle O’Reilly was a soldier, a convict, a poet, and a journalist who left a lasting impact in the United States. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us how this Irishman escaped from an Australian penal colony and ended up in Boston as a champion of civil rights and editor of The Boston Pilot, the oldest continuously published Catholic newspaper in the US.
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Links for this episode:
- John Boyle O’Reilly – John Boyle O’Reilly (1844-1890): His Life and Times
- CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: John Boyle O’Reilly
- John Boyle O’Reilly – Irish poet, author, activist
- MHS Collections Online: Letter from John Boyle O’Reilly to John D. Long, 2 November 1886
- John Boyle O’Reilly – Wikipedia
- Biography of John Boyle O’Reilly | John Boyle O’Reilly Club
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