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A most readable contribution to the growing body of sophisticated literature on immigration in the colonial period."Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography"
Clearly written and well organized. The chief value of the work lies in its successful attempt to provide a natural connection between Scotch-Irish history in Scotland and Ulster and that in America. . . . Leyburn has provided the general reader with an extremely useful account.--North Carolina Historical Review
|The work of an able sociologist who is equally proficient as a historian, this scholarly, objective study of a significant immigrant group is of such merit that it should supersede most of its predecessors. Against the background of the history of the Lowland Scot, as he moved from Scotland to Ireland to America, the author has made a sober reappraisal of how character and culture were molded by these migrations. His style is clear and most readable.--Mississippi Valley Historical Review
|Shrewd and novel speculations on frontier society and national character. . . . The best survey yet of the Scotch-Irish.--American Historical Review
|[Leyburn] has produced the best synthesis of what is known of the Scotch-Irish in their two centuries as an identifiably distinct people. . . . It is a tribute to the author's skill in writing that the epic quality survives even when he has discredited the many myths that have come to surround it. . . . We have to thank [Leyburn] for a most readable contribution to the growing body of sophisticated literature on immigration in the colonial period.--Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography
|Sociologists interested in the field of intergroup relations will read with interest this sweeping social history of the Scotch-Irish. . . . A substantial contribution to the literature on American ethnic groups.--American Sociological Review
|Particularly welcome as a general study of the Scotch-Irish before and during their move to America. . . . This book shows clearly the usefulness of an interdisciplinary approach to social history.--Maryland Historical Magazine
|This admirable book takes a fresh and frank look at the Scotch-Irish, examining with discernment the effect on them of their long migration from Scotland through Ulster to colonial America. . . . Soundly conceived and written with insight and verve, the book dispels some common misconceptions of the Scotch-Irish.--Journal of Presbyterian History
This is an enjoyable book that is better read on the iPad than on some Kindles. I used both to find out that the readability was enhanced on my iPad. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Nancy Schmitz
I gave this book as a gift to my niece - no word from her yet. I was gifted a copy many, many years ago by a fellow genealogist, and I thoroughly enjoyed the read. Read morePublished 14 days ago by George Lambkin
This is an exceptional historical treatment of the Appalachian Scotch Irish. Where did they come from? Who were they? Read morePublished 1 month ago by Fond Reader
I would never bother with this book. if he can't even get the title right. it's scots-irish. scotch is whiskey from Scotland. Read morePublished 2 months ago by kenneth william kisch
This is a valuable, well-researched history of the Scots-Irish, from their years in Ulster to their emigration to America and settlement in the backcountry of the Mid-Atlantic and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Storydeva
I'm Scots-Irish & our culture is so imbeded in so many of the most interesting, great people & through-out the country, we hardly even notice it. Read morePublished 5 months ago by L.H. McDaniel,lll
Very informative and well written. I've read a lot of books on the Scotch-Irish in doing genealogical research and this is one of the best.Published 5 months ago by Jim