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The Scotch-Irish: A Social History (Paperback)
  • The Scotch-Irish: A Social History (Paperback)
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The Scotch-Irish: A Social History (Paperback)

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Paperback 397 Pages / Published: 30/08/1989
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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.

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807842591
Number of pages: 397
Weight: 544 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 x 25 mm
Edition: New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
This admirable book takes a fresh and frank look at the Scotch-Irish.

"Journal of Presbyterian History"


Work . . . of such merit that it should supersede most of its predecessors.

"Mississippi Valley Historical Review"


Shrewd and novel speculations on frontier society and national character. . . . The best survey yet of the Scotch-Irish.

"American Historical Review"


Clearly written and well organized. . . . Leyburn has provided the general reader with an extremely useful account.

"North Carolina Historical Review"


A most readable contribution to the growing body of sophisticated literature on immigration in the colonial period.

"Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography"

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