A Social History of the Scotch-Irish

A Social History of the Scotch-Irish

By: Carlton Jackson (author)Paperback

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Beginning with the origins of their population in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the author traces the Scotch-Irish development from Lowland Scotland to Northern Ireland to the American colonies. Arriving in the East, the Scotch-Irish were characterized by other colonists as being fiery tempered, stubborn, hard drinking, and very religious, and they quickly made lasting impressions. Though the Scotch-Irish were in the minority, they managed to impact history. Most notably, they introduced the appeals system and the checks and balances system.

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About Author

Carlton Jackson is a professor of history at Western Kentucky University. He has held senior Fulbright lectureships in India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, and during the 1989-90 academic year was the Fulbright Bicentennial Professor of American Studies at the University of Helsinki. He is the author and co-author of eleven books including Hattie: The Life of Hattie McDaniel.

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/01/1999
  • ISBN13: 9781568331423
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9781568331423
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 1568331428

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