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The Scotch-Irish : from the north of Ireland to the making of America / by Ron Chepesiuk.

By: Chepesiuk, Ronald.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Jefferson, N.C. ; London : McFarland & Co., c2000Description: ix, 172 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0786406143 (illus. case binding : alk. paper).Subject(s): Scots-Irish -- United States -- History | Scots -- Ulster (Northern Ireland and Ireland) -- History | Presbyterians -- United States -- History | Presbyterians -- Ulster (Northern Ireland and Ireland) -- History | United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History | Ulster (Northern Ireland and Ireland) -- Emigration and immigration -- HistoryLOC classification: E184.S4 | C47 2000
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E184.S2 L68 A folk epic: the bygdelag in America. E184.S2 Y7 1970 Eminent pioneers; Norwegian-American pioneer sketches. E184.S4 B6 Scotch Irish pioneers in Ulster and America, E184.S4 C47 2000 The Scotch-Irish : E184.S67 H57 2010 Nomad : E184 .S75 A63 2007 Latinos in the United States : E184 .S75 C348 2008 Sueños Americanos :

Includes bibliographical references (p. 161-165) and index.

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When a Hessian captain in 1778 lamented that the war he experienced could not be called an "American rebellion" because "it is nothing more or less than a Scotch-Irish Presbyterian rebellion," he captured the character of Scotch-Irish influence in 18th-century America that Chepesiuk relates. Noting the exchange of traditions, poetry, and music among the Irish and Scots as early as 9,000 years ago, he leads the reader between Scotland and Ireland as the Christians, Vikings, Normans, and, finally, John Knox arrived. These Scotch Presbyterians, "planted" by the British to bring tranquillity to a rambunctious Catholic Ireland, prospered in the northern parts of Ireland while organizing their churches and governments. Queen Anne's Test Act of 1704, however, brought religious persecution and economic discrimination. Fleeing to the British North American colonies in large numbers, they filled western Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the Carolinas, where they gained a reputation for being rather contentious but, nevertheless, settlers of the frontier, founders of schools, molders of the frontier way of life, and supporters of the American revolutionaries with that spirit and fervor noted by the Hessian. Chepesiuk's story is a familiar but highly readable version for the general reader. C. M. McGovern; Frostburg State University

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