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How Boston Led The Way In Charity During The Irish Famine

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"Voyage Of Mercy," by Stephen Puleo. (Courtesy St. Martin’s Press)
"Voyage Of Mercy," by Stephen Puleo. (Courtesy St. Martin’s Press)

The new book, "Voyage Of Mercy: The U.S.S. Jamestown, The Irish Famine, And The Remarkable Story Of America's First Humanitarian Mission," tells the story of the USS Jamestown, a Boston-based ship that left our city in the 1840s, loaded with food, to help Ireland during the great famine.
Boston author Stephen Puleo tells us what lessons can we learn from Boston's generosity then, as we face the coronavirus crisis today.

This segment aired on April 16, 2020.

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