The Scotch-Irish: A Social History

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Nov 15, 2009 - History - 398 pages
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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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

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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

Contents

THE SCOTS IN IRELAND
81
THE SCOTCHIRISH IN AMERICA
155
The Name ScotchIrish
327
Important Events in Scottish History
335
Notes
338
Bibliography
354
Index
373
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The late James G. Leyburn was professor of sociology at Washington and Lee University.

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