From Ulster to America

The Scotch-Irish Heritage of American English
Author: Michael Montgomery
Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation
ISBN: 9781903688618
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 210
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Over the last 350 years, Ireland has sent a constant stream of emigrants to North America. Estimates range from 6 to 10 million. Each emigrant spoke English, Irish, or Ulster Scots. Many indeed used two of these tongues. One of the most formative chapters in this fascinating story is the often-overlooked arrival of perhaps 200,000 people from Ulster in the colonial era, specifically in the sixty years before the American Revolution. This book recounts the lasting impact they made on the development of the,English language of the United States from the 18th century to the present day. It documents nearly 400 terms and meanings, each with quotations from both sides of the Atlantic, that were contributed to American English by these 18th-century settlers from Ulster. Drawing on letters they sent back to their homeland and on other archival documents associated with their settlement, including local fiction and poetry, it shows that Ulster emigrants and their children, who settled mainly in the American interior, gave as much to regional American English as any other group from the Old World. Its pages contain many pleasant surprises: readers will find terms both instantly recognisable and unfamiliar. The numerous quotations not only bring alive the speech of earlier days on both sides of the Atlantic but also extend our understanding of the culture, mannerisms and life of those pioneering times and, through the spoken and written word, poignantly link the past with the present.

Ulster to America

The Scots-Irish Migration Experience, 1680–1830
Author: Warren R. Hofstra
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 1572338326
Category: History
Page: 292
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In Ulster to America: The Scots-Irish Migration Experience, 1680–1830, editor Warren R. Hofstra has gathered contributions from pioneering scholars who are rewriting the history of the Scots-Irish. In addition to presenting fresh information based on thorough and detailed research, they offer cutting-edge interpretations that help explain the Scots-Irish experience in the United States. In place of implacable Scots-Irish individualism, the writers stress the urge to build communities among Ulster immigrants. In place of rootlessness and isolation, the authors point to the trans-Atlantic continuity of Scots-Irish settlement and the presence of Germans and Anglo-Americans in so-called Scots-Irish areas. In a variety of ways, the book asserts, the Scots-Irish actually modified or abandoned some of their own cultural traits as a result of interacting with people of other backgrounds and in response to many of the main themes defining American history. While the Scots-Irish myth has proved useful over time to various groups with their own agendas—including modern-day conservatives and fundamentalist Christians—this book, by clearing away long-standing but erroneous ideas about the Scots-Irish, represents a major advance in our understanding of these immigrants. It also places Scots-Irish migration within the broader context of the historiographical construct of the Atlantic world. Organized in chronological and migratory order, this volume includes contributions on specific U.S. centers for Ulster immigrants: New Castle, Delaware; Donegal Springs, Pennsylvania; Carlisle, Pennsylvania; Opequon, Virginia; the Virginia frontier; the Carolina backcountry; southwestern Pennsylvania, and Kentucky. Ulster to America is essential reading for scholars and students of American history, immigration history, local history, and the colonial era, as well as all those who seek a fuller understanding of the Scots-Irish immigrant story.

Ulster Migration to America

Letters from Three Irish Families
Author: Ronald Wells
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 9780820416359
Category: History
Page: 170
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This book addresses a neglected area of Irish emigration to America, that from Ulster in the nineteenth century. Studies of nineteenth and twentieth century Irish emigration have centered on the south and the west of Ireland. Or, when emigration from the north of Ireland has been studied, it has typically been concerned with the eighteenth century. This is a study of America Letters, the letters sent home to the north of Ireland from Ulster emigrants in America. Insofar as it is possible to illumine the mind of emigration, the letters of ordinary people help us to do so. The letters in this book are from three families - two Protestant, one Catholic - and they range in time-span between 1843 and 1932.

Ulster Sails West

The Story of the Great Emigration from Ulster to North America in the 18th Century, Together with an Outline of the Part Played by Ulstermen in Building the United States
Author: William Forbes Marshall
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 9780806307541
Category: History
Page: 79
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The emigration of people from Ulster (Northern Ireland) and their contributions to the development of the American Colonies.

In Search of Ulster-Scots Land

The Birth and Geotheological Imagings of a Transatlantic People, 1603-1703
Author: Barry Vann
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781570037085
Category: History
Page: 252
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A cultural geographic view on Scots-Irish immigration from Ulster to the Bible Belt

Ulster Presbyterians and the Scots Irish Diaspora, 1750-1764


Author: B. Bankhurst
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137328207
Category: History
Page: 202
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Bankhurst examines how news regarding the violent struggle to control the borderlands of British North America between 1740 and 1760 resonated among communities in Ireland with familial links to the colonies. This work considers how intense Irish press coverage and American fundraising drives in Ireland produced empathy among Ulster Presbyterians.

Ulster Emigration to Colonial America, 1718-1775


Author: R. J. Dickson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780901905178
Category: History
Page: 320
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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.

Wayfaring Strangers

The Musical Voyage from Scotland and Ulster to Appalachia
Author: Fiona Ritchie,Doug Orr
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469618230
Category: Music
Page: 384
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Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, a steady stream of Scots migrated to Ulster and eventually onward across the Atlantic to resettle in the United States. Many of these Scots-Irish immigrants made their way into the mountains of the southern Appalachian region. They brought with them a wealth of traditional ballads and tunes from the British Isles and Ireland, a carrying stream that merged with sounds and songs of English, German, Welsh, African American, French, and Cherokee origin. Their enduring legacy of music flows today from Appalachia back to Ireland and Scotland and around the globe. In Wayfaring Strangers, Fiona Ritchie and Doug Orr guide readers on a musical voyage across oceans, linking people and songs through centuries of adaptation and change. From ancient ballads at the heart of the tradition to instruments that express this dynamic music, Ritchie and Orr chronicle the details of an epic journey. Enriched by the insights of key contributors to the living tradition on both sides of the Atlantic, this abundantly illustrated volume includes a CD featuring 20 songs by musicians profiled in the book, including Dolly Parton, Dougie MacLean, Cara Dillon, John Doyle, Pete Seeger, Sheila Kay Adams, Jean Ritchie, Doc Watson, David Holt, Anais Mitchell, Al Petteway, and Amy White.

Scotch Irish Pioneers In Ulster And America


Author: Charles Knowles Bolton
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1446549267
Category: History
Page: 412
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Scottish Settlers of America

The 17th and 18th Centuries
Author: Stephen M. Millett
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 0806347619
Category: History
Page: 234
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Drawing upon research conducted in both Scotland and the United States in manuscript and in published sources, David Dobson has here amassed all the genealogical data that we know of concerning members of the Society of Friends in Scotland prior to 1700 and the origins of Scottish Quakers living in East New Jersey in the 1680s. While there is great deal of variation in the descriptions of the roughly 500 Scottish Quakers listed in the volume, the entries typically give the individual's name, date or place of birth, and occupation, and sometimes the name of a spouse or date of marriage, name of parents, place and reason for imprisonment in Scotland, place of indenture, date of death, and the source of the information.

The American Presence in Ulster

A Diplomatic History, 1796-1996
Author: Francis M. Carroll
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813214203
Category: History
Page: 281
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Tells the story of the link between Ulster and the United States and presents the first general history of the U.S. Consulate in Belfast.

Irish Priests in the United States

A Vanishing Subculture
Author: William L. Smith
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761828266
Category: Religion
Page: 155
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Four thousand Irish-born and Irish-seminary educated priests have served in the United States and nearly 1,250 are currently affiliated with American dioceses. The Irish-Catholic upbringing of these priests, along with their Irish education, immigrant status, and missionary spirit, distinguish them from American-born priests. These priests have left an indelible mark in the U.S. primarily by staffing Catholic parishes in the South, West, and Southwest. They are, however, a vanishing subculture due to an increasing mortality rate and the dearth of vocations to the priesthood in Ireland. This book is the beginning of a much-needed discussion about the experiences and beliefs of Irish priests. It provides a cultural analysis of these men, including an examination of the diverse and oftentimes contradictory sides they find themselves on, regarding philosophical, theological, and pastoral issues. The book is based on archival and survey research that has revealed numerous letters and other documents. Survey research conducted in the 1990s, examines the priests' thoughts on seminary education, ethnicity, satisfaction with the priesthood, ecclesiological and theological concerns, and Vatican II.

The Scotch-Irish

A Social History
Author: James G. Leyburn
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807842591
Category: History
Page: 377
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Dispelling much of what he terms the 'mythology' of the Scotch-Irish, James Leyburn provides an absorbing account of their heritage. He discusses their life in Scotland, when the essentials of their character and culture were shaped; their removal to Northern Ireland and the action of their residence in that region upon their outlook on life; and their successive migrations to America, where they settled especially in the back-country of Pennsylvania, Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia, and then after the Revolutionary War were in the van of pioneers to the west.

Searching for Scotch-Irish Roots in Scottish Records, 1600-1750


Author: David Dobson
Publisher: Genealogical Publishing Com
ISBN: 9780806353173
Category: History
Page: 107
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"Searching for Scotch-Irish Roots is the first book to collect the evidence scattered throughout manuscripts and some published works held in libraries and archives throughout Scotland, especially in the southwest. Mr. Dobson divides the records into five main categories: Church Records, Town (Burgh) Records, Court Records, Miscellaneous Government Records, and University and other private record collections. Subsumed within these categories, researchers will discover a panoply of rich sources. Mr. Dobson provides detailed descriptions of the diverse record types available in Scottish libraries and archives, such as Presbytery (church) records, Apprentice (Burgh) records, Consistorial Processes and Decreet (court) records, Registers of Sasines (government records), and Family and Estate Papers (Private & Miscellaneous Records)."--Publisher website (December 2008).

The Harp and the Eagle

Irish-American Volunteers and the Union Army, 1861-1865
Author: Susannah Ural Bruce,Susannah J. Ural
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814799390
Category: History
Page: 309
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On the eve of the Civil War, the Irish were one of America's largest ethnic groups, and approximately 150,000 fought for the Union. Analyzing letters and diaries written by soldiers and civilians; military, church, and diplomatic records; and community newspapers, Susannah Ural Bruce significantly expands the story of Irish-American Catholics in the Civil War, and reveals a complex picture of those who fought for the Union. While the population was diverse, many Irish Americans had dual loyalties to the U.S. and Ireland, which influenced their decisions to volunteer, fight, or end their military service. When the Union cause supported their interests in Ireland and America, large numbers of Irish Americans enlisted. However, as the war progressed, the Emancipation Proclamation, federal draft, and sharp rise in casualties caused Irish Americans to question—and sometimes abandon—the war effort because they viewed such changes as detrimental to their families and futures in America and Ireland. By recognizing these competing and often fluid loyalties, The Harp and the Eagle sheds new light on the relationship between Irish-American volunteers and the Union Army, and how the Irish made sense of both the Civil War and their loyalty to the United States.

Scotch Irish Foodways in America

Recipes from History
Author: M. M. Drymon
Publisher: Wythe Avenue Press
ISBN: 1449588425
Category: Cooking
Page: 194
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The year 2018 will mark the three hundredth anniversary of the first winter spent at Casco Bay in Maine by some of the earliest members of the final wave of the English Diaspora to America: that of the Ulster and Border Scots/English people from Northern Britain. The 1718 project is a program that is devoted to scholarly research to promote the history of the Scotch Irish and their contributions to American society. Scotch Irish Foodways celebrates the traditional Scotch Irish diet and explains how it was transformed while changing America itself. The recipes in this book have been derived from historic sources, cookbooks, and carefully treasured recipes obtained from food historians, family members, and friends.

Gardner, McAnallen, Ralston and Fehrenbach Family History


Author: Beatrice Fehrenbach Mansfield
Publisher: Virtualbookworm Publishing
ISBN: 9781589396708
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 436
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Hearing friends talk about their ancestors and genealogical research prompted the author to wonder about her ancestors and started her on a journey that may never end. With the help of distant cousins contacted on the Internet, it was soon apparent that James Gardner of Butler County, Pennsylvania, was her great-great-great-grandfather. But there the trail grew cold. Where was he born and who were his parents? Was he part of the William and Sarah Gardner family that moved from Maryland to the wild frontier of Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, either before or during the Revolutionary War? Most of the descendants of James and Martha "Molly" McAnallen Gardner married, had children and brought many other surnames to the Gardner family tree. Among those surnames are Ackerman, Brinkley, Cameron, Cann, Carson, Dover, Duffy, Fehrenbach, Grossman, Harriger, Hoge, Johnson, Mansfield, Marmie, McAnallen, Mershimer, Ott, Rohrer, Shoaf, Teal, Welsh and Wimer. With the help of more research and information from yet unknown cousins, this family tree will continue to grow and spread its branches. Perhaps we will even learn about the ancestors of James Gardner.

The Genevan Reformation and the American Founding


Author: David W. Hall
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739111062
Category: History
Page: 484
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In this provocative study, David W. Hall argues that the American founders were more greatly influenced by Calvinism than contemporary scholars, and perhaps even the founders themselves, have understood. Calvinism's insistence on human rulers' tendency to err played a significant role in the founders' prescription of limited government and fed the distinctly American philosophy in which political freedom for citizens is held as the highest value. Hall's timely work countervails many scholars' doubt in the intellectual efficacy of religion by showing that religious teachings have led to such progressive ideals as American democracy and freedom.

Essays in Scotch-Irish History


Author: Edward Rodney Richey Green,Queen's University of Belfast,Ulster-Scot Historical Foundation
Publisher: Ulster Historical Foundation
ISBN: 9780901905536
Category: History
Page: 110
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This is a reprint of the second volume in the Ulster Historical Foundation's Historical Series, which was first published in 1969. These five essays were delivered as lectures at a conference on the Scotch-Irish held in Belfast in 1965. This edition contains a new introduction by Steve Ickringill of the University of Ulster re-viewing recent research. The first essay is an examination of President Woodrow Wilson's Scots and Scotch-Irish inheritance of family and religious traditions. He is shown as typifying almost all aspects of the remarkable Scots and Scotch-Irish legacy to American society, culture and politics. The next paper considers the educational contribution of the Scotch-Irish to colonial America, beginning with elementary church schools and academies for preparing young men for the ministry, and proceeding to the most important institution, Princeton, decisively Presbyterian and Scots in character. A neglected period in the study of Irish emigration is covered in an essay on Ulster Emigration to America, 1783-1815; this shows that emigration continued on a large scale after 1783 in spite of British Government restrictions, and that these emigrants like their predecessors, immediately assumed loyalty to their adopted country, notably in the war of 1812. The fourth paper argues that perhaps the most important aspect of the influence of the Scotch-Irish in the making of the United States was not so much their contribution to leadership in politics and education as in their shaping of the patterns of settlement and land-use. The final essay, on Ulster's emigrant's letters, points to the value of these documents as sources of information on the emigrant experience, both social and economic.