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    DescriptionFor almost forty years, Fermanagh native Fr Sean McManus has been at the heart of the Irish American campaign against injustice in Northern Ireland. This is his personal account of how he mainstreamed Northern Ireland on Capitol Hill, after Church and State exiled him from Britain in 1972 to silence him on the issue. He founded the Irish National Caucus in 1974, 'the driving force that would diminish Britain's influence with the US government'. He forced through Congressional action to stop the sale of US weapons to the RUC and made the MacBride Principles on fair employment a powerful force. And all this time he was opposed not only by the London and Dublin governments but also - and ironically and inexplicably - by elements in the Republican Movement. Fr McManus also chronicles the events and social context that influenced him, growing up in Kinawley, a parish divided by the Border, in a large patriotic family. He gives thoughtful insights into seminary life in the 1960s, and how his faith, theology and philosophy of non-violence developed.

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    My American Struggle for Justice in Northern Ireland
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    By (author) Fr. Sean McManus
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 286 g
    ISBN 13: 9781848890985
    ISBN 10: 1848890982

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    LC classification: DA990.U452 M38 2011
    The Collins Press
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    The Collins Press
    Publication date
    15 May 2011
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    Sean McManus is a brother of Frank McManus, former MP, and Patrick McManus, an IRA member killed in 1958. In 1971, a Redemptorist priest based in Scotland, he was arrested in Northern Ireland during an anti-internment demonstration. His superiors sent him to the United States in 1972 where he founded the Irish National Caucus in 1974, a Washington D.C.-based Irish-American lobby group.
    Review quote
    'The man who has been helping to craft the agenda for Irish America over the past 30 years has written a compelling inside view of the pursuit of peace and justice for Ireland' -- Irish Voice