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Ulster Emigration to Colonial America, 1718-1785 [Paperback]

by R. J.
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October 1, 2010 0901905178 978-0901905178 1

First published in 1966, R. J. Dickson’s Ulster Emigration to Colonial America, 1718-1775 remains the acknowledged work of scholarship on migration in the eighteenth century of a quarter of a million people from Ulster to the New World. It combines detailed investigation of the economic, social, and political background to the exodus with information on the emigrant trade and an analysis of the motivations and origins of the emigrants themselves. This new edition includes a specially written introduction by Graeme Kirkham, whose researches on both sides of the Atlantic are reflected in an essay which considers recent advances in the understanding of this important mass population movement from Ireland to America.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation; 1 edition (October 1, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0901905178
  • ISBN-13: 978-0901905178
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,440,399 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This is the scholarly standard study regarding eighteenth century immigration, prior to the American Revolution, of thousands of people of mostly Scottish background and Protestant religion from Ulster to North America. A detailed examination of the economic, social, and political background is included as well as information on the background and motivations of the immigrants. A primary focus is the impact of the rents, prices, and wages as incentives to emigrate.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Family history item May 24, 2013
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I have previously checked this book out of the library but decided that I needed my own copy. It has important information related to my family history.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wow, look at the prices on the book, says it all July 28, 2011
That says it all. 153 bucks, 78 for used copy. That's how much somebody doesn't want the real history of the Scots in America known. To actually have people know how many Scots who came through Ulster truly made America---- that would be a new vision, wouldn't it? Sadly, many especially in the american south know nothing of the country's Scottish roots, as it was withheld from them in this way. Who can afford such a book??? A true travesty. When the Ulster-Scots, the "Scotch Irish" FOUGHT the American Revolution and much more, and get nothing except crapped on as colonists, with all the crappy movies about appalachians and the southern people by the current elites. (It is so important, that important, to make it seem that that they were all like people from the movie Deliverance.) The real roots of the country cannot be taught. No, no one will read this book, b/c it is 158 bucks for a paperback!!
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