"A masterful reconstruction of the experiences of the Scots Irish migrants who transformed the culture of the eighteenth-century colonial frontier. Drawing creatively on research materials in Ireland and America, Griffin shows how these extraordinarily resilient people made sense of an expanding commercial world and managed to accommodate to rapidly changing social conditions without compromising their own hard-earned identity."--T.H. Breen, Northwestern University
"This is a first-rate and timely piece of scholarship, offering a compelling new vision of transatlantic history and an equally compelling analysis of the intricacies of identity and culture in the colonial Atlantic world. It may well be the best sustained study of the 'Ulster Scot' in the Atlantic world that has been written in a generation."--Kevin Kenny, Boston College
"A significant contribution to the field. Certainly, every scholar who does research in Irish and/or Scots Irish history will want to read this book, as will many specialists in immigration history. Griffin's book will also be a valuable complement to the burgeoning study of transatlantic or the 'new' British history, and will attract specialists in 18th century Irish (especially Ulster) history as well."--Kerby Miller, University of Missouri at Columbia--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Griffin provides us with a sweeping picture of the harsh challenges faced by the largely poor Irish immigrants to Pennsylvania. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ken Russell
As mentioned, the other books are more informative about what drove the Ulster-Scots. Also, this one seems bound with the usual Revisionism of the immigrant poeples who came so... Read morePublished 18 months ago by jenna randolph
Unless you are really interested in all the petty arguments about religion among the protestant, presbyterians and baptists this book is not for you. Read morePublished on July 23, 2005 by John Elliott