Scotch-Irish A Social History

ISBN-10: 0807842591

ISBN-13: 9780807842591

Edition: 1989 (Reprint)

Authors: James G. Leyburn

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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.
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Book details

List price: $24.00
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 8/30/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 398
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.452

The late James G. Leyburn was professor of sociology at Washington and Lee University.

Foreword
Introduction
The Scot in 1600
Poverty and Insecurity
Domestic Life of the Lowland Scot
Scottish Social Institutions in 1600
Religion in Scotland
Before the Reformation
The Reform and After
The Mind and Character of the Lowlander
The Scots in Ireland
The Plantation of Ulster, 1610 and After
Causes of the Scottish Migration
Economic
Religious
The Pioneer Scots in Ulster, 1606-1634
The Hard Years, 1634-1690
Intermarriage with the Irish
The Character of the Ulster Scot
The Scotch-Irish in America
The Migration
Scotch-Irish Settlements
Southeastern Pennsylvania
The Valley of Virginia
The Upper Carolinas
Indian Menace to Settlement
Smaller Settlements of Scotch-Irish
New England
The Middle Colonies
The Tidewater South
Frontier Society
The Presbyterian Church
The Scotch-Irish in Politics
Final Estimate
The Name "Scotch-Irish"
Important Events in Scottish History
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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