The garden of martyrs

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Two Irish Catholic immigrants, Dominic Daley and James Halligan, were traveling west on the Boston Post Road, headed for New York. A man named Marcus Lyon was robbed and killed along the same road. Though the two Irishmen denied any knowledge of the crime, they were arrested and accused of the murder. They spent five months in jail. Only two days before their trial they were allowed to consult with a lawyer. The trial, a mockery of justice, lasted only one day. The two were sentenced to be hanged by the neck and, as the presiding judge said, "their bodies dissected and anatomized." Father Cheverus, an émigré priest from France and one of only two Roman Catholic priests in all of New England at the time, is asked by Daley's wife and mother to go to the cell to comfort them, listen to their confessions, offer them communion. Father Cheverus, who escaped the Terror of the French Revolution, is a man plagued by his own past. Daley, a simple family man with a young son, and Halligan, a slick type with a checkered past and a lost love, face their deaths bravely, only to be exonerated in 1984. Michael White has used his considerable talent to capture the political, social and cultural aspects of New England. In this heartbreaking story, he shows that the anti-Catholic and anti-foreign sentiments of that period in some ways reflect ongoing prejudice today.
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subject_facetBoston (Mass.) -- Fiction
Catholics -- Fiction
Daley, Dominic, -- 1771 or 1772-1806 -- Fiction
Daley, Dominic, -- 1771 or 1772-1806. -- Fiction
Electronic books
Executions and executioners -- Fiction
Fiction
Halligan, James -- Fiction
Halligan, James, -- 1778 or 1779-1806 -- Fiction
Immigrants -- Fiction
Irish Americans -- Fiction
Judicial error -- Fiction
Prejudices -- Fiction
Travelers -- Crimes against -- Fiction
title_displayThe garden of martyrs
title_fullThe garden of martyrs / Michael C. White
The garden of martyrs [electronic resource] / Michael C. White
title_shortThe garden of martyrs
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Crimes against
Daley, Dominic
Electronic books
Executions and executioners
Halligan, James
Immigrants
Irish Americans
Judicial error
Prejudices
Travelers