The Journal of the American-Irish Historical Society, Volume 1

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The Society, 1898 - Ethnology
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Page 16 - Westward the course of empire takes its way, The four first acts already past, A fifth shall close the drama with the day : Time's noblest offspring is the last.
Page 107 - From Scotland came many, and from England not a few, yet all of them generally the scum of both nations, who from debt, or breaking or fleeing from justice, or seeking shelter, came hither, hoping to be without fear of man's justice, in a land where there was nothing, or but little as yet, of the fear of God.
Page 105 - They also established manufactures of woollens and linens which have ever since been famous throughout the world. By the beginning of the eighteenth century their numbers had risen to nearly a million. Their social condition was not that of peasants ; they were intelligent yeomanry and artisans. In a document signed in 1718 by a miscellaneous group of 319 men, only 13 made their mark, while 306 wrote their names in full. Nothing like that could have happened at that time in any other part of the...
Page 47 - What hope, what expectation, can you have ? You will be one of the first sacrifices to the resentment and justice of government ; your family will be ruined, and you must die with ignominy...
Page 55 - Continental Congress should, for the Safety of the Colonies, declare them Independent of the Kingdom of Great Britain, they, the Inhabitants, will solemnly engage, with their Lives and Fortunes to support them in the Measure...
Page 47 - Before this company I confess I have been aiding and assisting in sending men to Boston to build Barracks for the soldiers to live in, at which you have reason justly to be offended, which I am sorry for, and humbly ask your forgiveness ; and I do affirm, that for the future, 1 never will be acting or assisting in anywise whatever, in Act or Deed, contrary to the Constitution of the Country ; as witness my hand. •NICHOLAS AUSTIN.
Page 97 - The national state is ... the most modern and complete solution of the whole problem of political organization which the world has yet produced; and the fact that it is the creation of Teutonic political genius stamps the Teutonic nations as the political nations par excellence, and authorizes them, in the economy of the world, to assume the leadership in the establishment and administration of states.
Page 116 - ... study of the Irish element in the composition of the American people; to investigate and record the influence of this element in the upbuilding of the nation, and to collect and publish facts relating to and illustrating that influence. The Society draws no creed lines, and is non-political.
Page 105 - The answer carries us back to the year 1611, when James I. began peopling Ulster with colonists from Scotland and the north of England. The plan was to put into Ireland a Protestant population that might ultimately outnum- „ , _ i Colonization ber the Catholics and become the of Ulster by controlling element in the country.
Page 105 - Scotch," to Roman Catholics as " Irish," and to members of the English church as " Protestants," without much reference to pedigree. From this point of view the term " Scotch-Irish " may be defensible, provided we do not let it conceal the fact that the people to whom it applied are for the most part Lowland Scotch Presbyterians, very slightly hibernicized in blood.

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