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Born fighting : how the Scots-Irish shaped America

Author: James H Webb
Publisher: New York : Broadway Books, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Traces the history and influence of the Scots-Irish in America, following their odyssey from their native Scotland, through their settlement in Northern Ireland, to their migration to America in the eighteenth century.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Webb, James H.
Born fighting.
New York : Broadway Books, 2004
(OCoLC)607724031
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James H Webb
ISBN: 0767916883 9780767916882
OCLC Number: 54691871
Description: x, 369 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. Rulers and rednecks. Big Moccasin Gap --
The radical individualists --
pt. 2. The making of a people--
and a nation. Hadrian's Wall --
Tribalism versus feudalism : the Celtic tie of kinship --
Braveheart --
Bannockburn --
pt. 3. The Ulster Scots. The Ulster plantation --
Border warriors--
and Bible beaters --
The problem children of Ulster --
Londonderry. The Boyne. Exodus --
pt. 4. The spirit of a revolution. Roots --
Pioneers and radicals --
Preachers and warriors --
pt. 5. Rise and fall : the heart of the South. Westward, ho --
Old Hickory --
The winds of war --
Attack and die --
pt. 6. Reconstruction. Diaspora. Reeducation? The mess the Yankees made --
Fight. Sing. Drink. Pray --
Poor but proud--
and stubborn as hell --
Hillbilly highways --
pt. 7. Refections : the unspeakable circle. Glad soldiers, accidental scholars --
The invisible people --
Rites of passage : the legacy of Camel Six --
Kensett, Arkansas.
Responsibility: James Webb.
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Traces the history and influence of the Scots-Irish in America, following their odyssey from their native Scotland, through their settlement in Northern Ireland, to their migration to America in the eighteenth century.

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