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The Scotch-Irish : a social history

Author: James Graham Leyburn
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1962.
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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  Read more...
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Leyburn, James Graham.
Scotch-Irish.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1962
(DLC) 62016063
(OCoLC)242476
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Graham Leyburn
ISBN: 9781469605036 1469605031
OCLC Number: 558249575
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 377 pages) : maps
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: I. Scot in 1600. Poverty and insecurity --
Domestic life of the Lowland Scot --
Scottish social institutions in 1600 --
Religion in Scotland --
Mind and character of the Lowlander --
II. Scots in Ireland. Plantation of Ulster, 1610 and after --
Causes of the Scottish migration --
Pioneer Scots in Ulster, 1606-1634 --
Hard years, 1634-1690 --
Intermarriage with the Irish --
Character of the Ulster Scot --
III. Scotch-Irish in America. Migration --
Scotch-Irish settlements --
Frontier society --
Presbyterian church --
Scotch-Irish in politics --
Final estimate.
Responsibility: by James G. Leyburn.

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This account of the Scotch-Irish heritage discusses life in Scotland, when their character and culture were shaped; their removal to Northern Ireland and the effect this had on their outlook on life;  Read more...

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