The Scot in Ulster 1888
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD
Author: J. Harrison
Year: (1888) 2006
Publisher: Archive CD Books Ireland
Sometimes given the sub-title of 'sketches of the history of the Scottish settlers in Ulster' this book was originally published as a series of articles in the Scotsman newspaper in the spring of 1888, which were written by the Edinburgh based journalist John Harrison. Written at a time when Home Rule was becoming increasingly popular this publication attempts to justify the right of the people of Ulster to protest against any separation from the Union with Great Britain.
Harrison traces the history of the Scot in Ulster from the beginning right through the Plantation of Ulster, the Rebellion of 1641, the 1798 Rebellion and beyond the 1801 Act of Union. He emphasises the point that the Scot in Ulster was fundamentally different from the native Irish, that they were in fact two separate races even in 1888. But he hoped that the chasm between the two could be bridged but that would only occur "if they both continue to live in the full communion of that great empire".
This original version also includes the catalogue of the publishers, William Blackwood & sons.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.
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With Scottish ancestors from Northern Ireland I eagerly bought this eBook. I was not disappointed. I found it well-written and easy to read. The author commenced the story back in the 1600s and clearly explained the meaning of the plantations and how they were effected as well as the various religious issues that still seem to cause distrust and problems to this day. I'll probably delve into this book time and time again as I try to piece together the lives of my own Scots in Ulster.