The Scotch-Irish: A Social History: SCOTCH IRISH by James G. LeyburnThe Scotch-Irish: A Social History: SCOTCH IRISH by James G. Leyburn

The Scotch-Irish: A Social History: SCOTCH IRISH

byJames G. Leyburn

Paperback | August 1, 1989

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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 traces their life in Scotland, when the essentials of their character and culture were shaped; their removal to Northern Ireland; and their successive migrations to America, where many settled in the backcountry of Pennsylvania, Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia, before joining the flow of pioneeers westward in the wake of the Revolutionary War.
The late James G. Leyburn was professor of sociology at Washington and Lee University.
Title:The Scotch-Irish: A Social History: SCOTCH IRISHFormat:PaperbackDimensions:377 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.94 inPublished:August 1, 1989Publisher:University of North Carolina Press

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ISBN - 10:0807842591

ISBN - 13:9780807842591

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A most readable contribution to the growing body of sophisticated literature on immigration in the colonial period.

"Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography"