The Scotch-Irish: A Social History
Dispelling much of what he terms the 'mythology' of the Scotch-Irish, James Leyburn provides an absorbing account of their heritage. He discusses their life in Scotland, when the essentials of their character and culture were shaped; their removal to Northern Ireland and the action of their residence in that region upon their outlook on life; and their successive migrations to America, where they settled especially in the back-country of Pennsylvania, Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia, and then after the Revolutionary War were in the van of pioneers to the west.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JaneAustenNut - LibraryThing
I discovered this book on a day trip to Old Salem restored early American village. Obtained the book at the Moravian Book Store. An excellent work of Scotch Irish social history; a great genealogy ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JBreedlove - LibraryThing
A partisan book written about a relatively unrecognized portion of the American populace. Another enlightening book about a people (my ancestors) that I knew little of. Read full review