Voyage of Mercy
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 806 , Segment 1
Episode: Mercy Missions (originally aired on May 1, 2020)
- Dec 31, 2020 7:00 pm
- 32:30 mins
In a massive nationwide effort, the US sent tons of food and supplies to Ireland in the wake of the Potato Famine of 1847. This mission of mercy changed the face of humanitarian aid forever and cemented Irish loyalty to America. Guest: Stephen Puleo, author, "Voyage of Mercy: The USS Jamestown, the Irish Famine, and the Remarkable Story of America's First Humanitarian Mission"