An Unordinary Man: A Life of Father John LaFarge, S.J. (ATLA Monograph Series 39)
By: Robert A. Hecht (author)Hardback
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Chronicles the extraordinary career of Father John LaFarge, a prominent American Roman Catholic clergyman, a civil rights activist and editor of America. The book examines his youth in Rhode Island, through the founding of the Catholic Interracial Council, the writing of his encyclical on racism (at the request of Pope Pius XI in 1938), and his continued presence in the civil rights movement.
Robert A. Hecht, Ph.D., is Professor of History at Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, N.Y. His publications include Oliver LaFarge and the American Indian: A Biography (Scarecrow, 1991).
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