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Ulster To America

Author : Warren R. Hofstra
ISBN : 9781572338326
Genre : History
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In Ulster to America: The Scots-Irish Migration Experience, 1680–1830, editor Warren R. Hofstra has gathered contributions from pioneering scholars who are rewriting the history of the Scots-Irish. In addition to presenting fresh information based on thorough and detailed research, they offer cutting-edge interpretations that help explain the Scots-Irish experience in the United States. In place of implacable Scots-Irish individualism, the writers stress the urge to build communities among Ulster immigrants. In place of rootlessness and isolation, the authors point to the trans-Atlantic continuity of Scots-Irish settlement and the presence of Germans and Anglo-Americans in so-called Scots-Irish areas. In a variety of ways, the book asserts, the Scots-Irish actually modified or abandoned some of their own cultural traits as a result of interacting with people of other backgrounds and in response to many of the main themes defining American history. While the Scots-Irish myth has proved useful over time to various groups with their own agendas—including modern-day conservatives and fundamentalist Christians—this book, by clearing away long-standing but erroneous ideas about the Scots-Irish, represents a major advance in our understanding of these immigrants. It also places Scots-Irish migration within the broader context of the historiographical construct of the Atlantic world. Organized in chronological and migratory order, this volume includes contributions on specific U.S. centers for Ulster immigrants: New Castle, Delaware; Donegal Springs, Pennsylvania; Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Opequon, Virginia; the Virginia frontier; the Carolina backcountry; southwestern Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. Ulster to America is essential reading for scholars and students of American history, immigration history, local history, and the colonial era, as well as all those who seek a fuller understanding of the Scots-Irish immigrant story.

Frontier Country

Author : Patrick Spero
ISBN : 9780812248616
Genre : History
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Synthesizing the tensions between high and low politics and eastern and western regions in Pennsylvania before the Revolution, Patrick Spero recasts the importance of frontiers, as eighteenth-century Pennsylvanians would have understood them, to the development of colonial America and the origins of American Independence.

Ulster Presbyterians And The Scots Irish Diaspora 1750 1764

Author : B. Bankhurst
ISBN : 9781137328205
Genre : History
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Bankhurst examines how news regarding the violent struggle to control the borderlands of British North America between 1740 and 1760 resonated among communities in Ireland with familial links to the colonies. This work considers how intense Irish press coverage and American fundraising drives in Ireland produced empathy among Ulster Presbyterians.

Language And Linguistic Diversity In The Us

Author : Susan Tamasi
ISBN : 9781136579059
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This highly engaging textbook presents a linguistic view of the history, society, and culture of the United States. It discusses the many languages and forms of language that have been used in the US – including standard and nonstandard forms of English, creoles, Native American languages, and immigrant languages from across the globe – and shows how this distribution and diversity of languages has helped shape and define America as well as an American identity. The volume introduces the basic concepts of sociolinguistics and the politics of language through cohesive, up-to-date and accessible coverage of such key topics as dialectal development and the role of English as the majority language, controversies concerning language use in society, languages other than English used in the US, and the policies that have directly or indirectly influenced language use. These topics are presented in such a way that students can examine the inherent diversity of the communicative systems used in the United States as both a form of cultural enrichment and as the basis for socio-political conflict. The author team outlines the different viewpoints on contemporary issues surrounding language in the US and contextualizes these issues within linguistic facts, to help students think critically and formulate logical discussions. To provide opportunities for further examination and debate, chapters are organized around key misconceptions or questions ("I don't have an accent" or "Immigrants don't want to learn English"), bringing them to the forefront for readers to address directly. Language and Linguistic Diversity in the US is a fresh and unique take on a widely taught topic. It is ideal for students from a variety of disciplines or with no prior knowledge of the field, and a useful text for introductory courses on language in the US, American English, language variation, language ideology, and sociolinguistics.

Greencastle Antrim

Author : Bonnie A. Shockey
ISBN : 0738535656
Genre : History
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Located in the heart of Pennsylvania's picturesque and historic Cumberland Valley, Greencastle and neighboring Antrim Township are all-American communities with a rich heritage that spans several centuries. Using rare images, many never before published, Greencastle-Antrim is a tapestry of visual history that stretches from the early settlement of the region into the 1960s. The area witnessed American Indian raids, the Civil War, agricultural and industrial growth and decline, the heyday of the iron horse, and many other events linked directly with the history of the nation. Displayed here are images of colonial forts, soldiers from the Civil War and other conflicts, historic homes and churches, business and industry, and events unique to the area, such as Old Home Week. Readers are sure to enjoy this pictorial history of one of Pennsylvania's most historic communities.

Liberty S Prisoners

Author : Jen Manion
ISBN : 9780812247572
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Liberty's Prisoners examines how changing attitudes about work, freedom, property, and family shaped the creation of the penitentiary system in the United States. The first penitentiary was founded in Philadelphia in 1790, a period of great optimism and turmoil in the Revolution's wake. Those who were previously dependents with no legal standing—women, enslaved people, and indentured servants—increasingly claimed their own right to life, liberty, and happiness. A diverse cast of women and men, including immigrants, African Americans, and the Irish and Anglo-American poor, struggled to make a living. Vagrancy laws were used to crack down on those who visibly challenged longstanding social hierarchies while criminal convictions carried severe sentences for even the most trivial property crimes. The penitentiary was designed to reestablish order, both behind its walls and in society at large, but the promise of reformative incarceration failed from its earliest years. Within this system, women served a vital function, and Liberty's Prisoners is the first book to bring to life the experience of African American, immigrant, and poor white women imprisoned in early America. Always a minority of prisoners, women provided domestic labor within the institution and served as model inmates, more likely to submit to the authority of guards, inspectors, and reformers. White men, the primary targets of reformative incarceration, challenged authorities at every turn while African American men were increasingly segregated and denied access to reform. Liberty's Prisoners chronicles how the penitentiary, though initially designed as an alternative to corporal punishment for the most egregious of offenders, quickly became a repository for those who attempted to lay claim to the new nation's promise of liberty.

The Scotch Irish In America

Author : Henry Jones Ford
ISBN : UCAL:$B60430
Genre : Irish Americans
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The Scotch-Irish in America tells the story of the Ulster Plantation and of the influences that formed the character of the Scotch-Irish people. The author commences with a detailed discussion of the events leading to the Scottish migration to Ulster in the seventeenth century, followed by an examination of the causes of the secondary exodus of these same "Scotch-Irish" to North America before the end of the century. Entire chapters are then devoted to the Scotch-Irish settlement in New England, New York, the Jerseys, Pennsylvania, and along the colonial frontier. Special chapters take up the role of the Scotch-Irish in the development of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S., the Scotch-Irish in the American Revolution, and the role of the Scotch-Irish in the spread of popular education in America.

Colonial And Revolutionary Families Of Pennsylvania

Author : John Woolf Jordan
ISBN : 9780806352398
Genre : Reference
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Chasing The Frontier

Author : Larry Hoefling
ISBN : 9780595359141
Genre : History
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The story of the Scots-Irish is one of the struggles and achievements of an American immigrant group that existed for only a short period, whose descendants continued to make their marks on the young country for generations. From the North of Ireland to the backwoods of the American frontier, the tale of the Scots-Irish includes a massive exodus to the New World, where they founded communities in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, and the Irish Tract of North Carolina during the Revolutionary War era.Containing nearly six thousand names of documented settlers of the primarily Scots-Irish settlements of Virginia and North Carolina, Chasing The Frontier includes materials from church records, military records, early wills and deeds, and newspapers of the time. For the frontier families, life was a daily test of endurance and hardship, but the Scots-Irish also found time for horseracing, gambling, and socializing, and the migration of this hardy race and the lure of the frontiers of Kentucky and Tennessee led to the founding of churches and state charters, and elections to some of the highest offices in the country.Chasing the Frontier is a snapshot of everyday life for the pioneering Scots-Irish in early America.

Ireland And The Americas

Author : James Patrick Byrne
ISBN : 9781851096145
Genre : History
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Provides reference entries on interactions between Ireland and the United States, Canada, and Latin America throughout history and the cultural and political impact these relations have had for each country.


Author : Doris J. Grace
ISBN : 9780595854141
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book is primarily a biography of Richard Cookston Grace, but it includes short stories of his life, travel journals from thirty years of international travel and his ancestor family history, as well as some genealogical history.

Three Men Of Destiny

Author : Billy Kennedy
ISBN : 9781932307962
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Looks at the Scots-Irish roots of Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston, and Davy Crockett, and offers information on their lives and times.

Ethnic History In Pennsylvania

Author : John E. Bodnar
ISBN : STANFORD:36105036270036
Genre : Minorities
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Moonshiners And Prohibitionists

Author : Bruce E. Stewart
ISBN : 9780813140094
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Homemade liquor has played a prominent role in the Appalachian economy for nearly two centuries. The region endured profound transformations during the extreme prohibition movements of the nineteenth century, when the manufacturing and sale of alcohol -- an integral part of daily life for many Appalachians -- was banned. In Moonshiners and Prohibitionists: The Battle over Alcohol in Southern Appalachia, Bruce E. Stewart chronicles the social tensions that accompanied the region's early transition from a rural to an urban-industrial economy. Stewart analyzes the dynamic relationship of the bootleggers and opponents of liquor sales in western North Carolina, as well as conflict driven by social and economic development that manifested in political discord. Stewart also explores the life of the moonshiner and the many myths that developed around hillbilly stereotypes. A welcome addition to the New Directions in Southern History series, Moonshiners and Prohibitionists addresses major economic, social, and cultural questions that are essential to the understanding of Appalachian history.

The General Armory Of England Scotland Ireland And Wales

Author : Bernard Burke
ISBN : UOM:39015066285480
Genre : Armories
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The general armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales; comprising a registry of armorial bearings from the earliest to the about 1961.

Essays In Scotch Irish History

Author : Edward Rodney Richey Green
ISBN : 0901905534
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This is a reprint of the second volume in the Ulster Historical Foundation's Historical Series, which was first published in 1969. These five essays were delivered as lectures at a conference on the Scotch-Irish held in Belfast in 1965. This edition contains a new introduction by Steve Ickringill of the University of Ulster re-viewing recent research. The first essay is an examination of President Woodrow Wilson's Scots and Scotch-Irish inheritance of family and religious traditions. He is shown as typifying almost all aspects of the remarkable Scots and Scotch-Irish legacy to American society, culture and politics. The next paper considers the educational contribution of the Scotch-Irish to colonial America, beginning with elementary church schools and academies for preparing young men for the ministry, and proceeding to the most important institution, Princeton, decisively Presbyterian and Scots in character. A neglected period in the study of Irish emigration is covered in an essay on Ulster Emigration to America, 1783-1815; this shows that emigration continued on a large scale after 1783 in spite of British Government restrictions, and that these emigrants like their predecessors, immediately assumed loyalty to their adopted country, notably in the war of 1812. The fourth paper argues that perhaps the most important aspect of the influence of the Scotch-Irish in the making of the United States was not so much their contribution to leadership in politics and education as in their shaping of the patterns of settlement and land-use. The final essay, on Ulster's emigrant's letters, points to the value of these documents as sources of information on the emigrant experience, both social and economic.

Our Most Priceless Heritage

Author : Billy Kennedy
ISBN : 9781932307030
Genre : History
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This comprehensive study of the Scots-Irish in America has created a much greater awareness of the accomplishments and the durability of the hardy settlers and their families who moved to the New World during the 18th century and created a civilisation out of a wilderness.

Pennsylvania Genealogies

Author : William Henry Egle
ISBN : HARVARD:32044020168498
Genre : Pennsylvania
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Each family in the table of contents of the Pennsylvania genealogies was issued separately by the publisher under the family name; therefore, separate records were made for each family.

Andrew Pickens

Author : William R. Reynolds, Jr.
ISBN : 9780786492435
Genre : History
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Brigadier General Andrew Pickens was a primary force bringing about the end of British control in the Southern colonies. His efforts helped drive General Cornwallis to Yorktown, Virginia. His later actions on behalf of the Cherokee Nation are fully explored, and much never before published information about him, his family, and his peers is included. Andrew Pickens loved his country and was a fearless exemplar of leadership. He earned the unyielding respect of his superiors, his fellow officers, and most importantly his militiamen.

The Scotch Irish In Pennsylvania

Author : Guy Soulliard Klett
ISBN : PSU:000000391092
Genre : Scots-Irish
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