A Social History of the Scotch-Irish

A Social History of the Scotch-Irish

by Carlton Jackson
     
 

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Jackson traces the Scotch-Irish development from Lowland Scotland to Northern Ireland to the American colonies.See more details below

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Jackson traces the Scotch-Irish development from Lowland Scotland to Northern Ireland to the American colonies.

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Library Journal
The author points out that the last academic book devoted to the Scotch-Irish was published in 1962. The 30-years gap would certainly seem to warrant the publication of this book. Historian Jackson is clear and well organized, but his book remains a surface, and somewhat repetitious, examination of this particular ethnic group. He describes how the Scotch-Irish moved from lowland Scotland to Ulster and from there to the United States in the period from the early 1600s to the early 1800s. A people of movement, they spread throughout the 13 colonies, where their life had a hard, often violent, edge. Jackson comments on their contributions to the United States, noting that their support of the American revolution and constitution was consistent with their flinty, independent ways. Recommended for ethnic immigration collections.-- Richard B. Finnegan, Stonehill Coll., North Easton, Mass.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461710387
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
08/12/1999
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,195,995
File size:
1 MB

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