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Posted September 18, 2012
This book tells the unusual story of an Irish immigrant (James Healy) who fell in love with and (by all appearances) lived in a monogamous relationship with his common law wife Eliza, a woman everyone would have considered a slave. It tells, basically, how his children were saved from slavery and educated by the Catholic Church. I was fascinated to see how Church officials basically had to fight from within and without to ensure that these kids were treated justly. If you like civil war period history, this is a story that is probably from a perspective that you won't hear anywhere else.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.