The Scotch-Irish: From the North of Ireland to the Making of America

The Scotch-Irish: From the North of Ireland to the Making of America

by Ronald Chepesiuk, Ron Chepesiuk
     
 

The Scotch-Irish began emigrating to Northern Ireland from Scotland in the seventeenth century to form the Ulster Plantation. In the next century these Scottish Presbyterians migrated to the Western Hemisphere in search of a better life. Except for the English, the Scotch-Irish were the largest ethnic group to come to the New World during the eighteenth century. By

Overview

The Scotch-Irish began emigrating to Northern Ireland from Scotland in the seventeenth century to form the Ulster Plantation. In the next century these Scottish Presbyterians migrated to the Western Hemisphere in search of a better life. Except for the English, the Scotch-Irish were the largest ethnic group to come to the New World during the eighteenth century. By the time of the American Revolution there were an estimated 250,000 Scotch-Irish in the colonies, about a tenth of the population. Twelve U.S. presidents can trace their lineage to the Scotch-Irish.

This work discusses the life of the Scotch-Irish in Ireland, their treatment by their English overlords, the reasons for emigration to America, the settlement patterns in the New World, the movement westward across America, life on the colonial frontier, Scotch-Irish contributions to America's development, and sites of Scotch-Irish interest in the north of Ireland.

Editorial Reviews

Choice
highly readable
Today's Librarian
covers a subject of interest to many genealogists...comprehensive
Ulster Nation
"well-written...well-indexed and has a comprehensive bibliography"
Todays Librarian
"Covers a subject of interest to many genealogists...comprehensive."
Booknews
Discusses the life of the Scotch-Irish in Ireland, their treatment by their English overlords, reasons for emigration to America, and settlement patterns in the New World. Describes the movement westward across America, life on the colonial frontier, Scotch-Irish contributions to America's development, and sites of Scotch-Irish interest in the north of Ireland. The author is a professor and head of special collections at Winthrop University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Rambles
very interesting and readable history...recommended

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786406142
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
02/01/2000
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
0.50(w) x 5.50(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

Ron Chepesiuk is a professor and head of special collections at Winthrop University. He lives in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

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