The Scotch-Irish in America 1
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Media: DATA CD - 1 CD (615 pages)
Author: H. Ford
This is a history which extends from the late 16th century into the early 19th, and as such it seeks to explore the nature of the Scots-Irish experience and the influence which it had on the formation of the American nation.
Ford begins by studying the Ulster plantation as it began to form in the collective mind of the English government at the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth I and the first decade of the reign of King James VI and I. He looks at the land and its people and then at the Scottish migration to Ulster. A discussion of the Ulster experience follows, but the author moves rapidly on to the migration from Ulster to the American colonies and the Scots-Irish settlements in the New World. He looks first at the New England settlements and then moves on to those in New York and in New Jersey. Pennsylvania as the geographical center of this settlement receives the greatest attention, with the frontier experience of major concern.
Ford saw the planting of the Presbyterian church in America as the essence of the movement, and pioneer preachers and early educational experiments are presented as part of the overall subject. Finally, the influence of the settlers and their ideas on the relationship of the individual to the state and the role of the state in religion completes this classic study of the Scots-Irish in America.
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