Ulster and North America: Transatlantic Perspectives on the Scotch-Irish

Ulster and North America: Transatlantic Perspectives on the Scotch-Irish

By: Curtis W. Wood (editor), T.G. Fraser (Head of Department of History, University of Ulster) (editor), H.Tyler Blethen (editor), Curtis W. Wood Jr (Professor of History, Western Carolina University, USA) (editor)Paperback

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The 11 essays in this volume, originally presented at meetings of the Ulster-American Heritage Symposium by scholars from Scotland, Ireland, Canada, and the USA, explore the nature of Scotch-Irish culture by examining values, traditions, demographics, and language. Covered is the dynamic nature of Ulster society in the 17th and 18th centuries and the rapid changes occurring there, especially those affecting Presbyterianism and community cohesiveness. Also examined is the experience of migration, asking such questions as who migrated and when, what their expectations were, and how closely colonial reality matched those expectations. Another theme is the development of economic strategies and community-building both in Ulster and North America, making important contributions to the ""new rural history"" and explaining the success of the Scotch-Irish on the American frontier.

About Author

H. Tyler Blethen is Professor of History and Director of the Mountain Heritage Center, Western Carolina University. Curtis W. Wood, Jr. is Professor of History at Western Carolina University. T. G. Fraser is Head of the History Department at the University of Ulster in Coleraine.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780817311353
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9780817311353
  • ISBN10: 0817311351

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