AuthorMcCarthy, Karen F. (Karen Frances)
TitleThe other Irish : Scots-Irish rascals that made America / Karen McCarthy.
PublishedNew York : Sterling, ©2011.
Descriptionx, 374 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBNISBN (invalid) 9781402790980
Bib. NoteIncludes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted NoteContents: Invasion of the other Irish -- Three frontiersmen and their guns -- Them that believe -- American soldier -- Government of, by, and for the little guy -- The Abolitionist and the aristocrat -- Maybelle and the mountain -- Racing moonshine -- American fairy tale -- The new frontier.
Summary NoteSummary: What do Davy Crockett, Mark Twain, and Neil Armstrong have in common? They are descendants of Scots-Irish immigrants who traveled to the new world in the early 1700s. In this book, these remarkably diverse individuals with a shared ancestry include: Andrew Jackson, Gilbert Tennent, George S. Patton, John Rankin and John Caldwell Calhoun, Junior Johnson, William Faulkner, and James E. Webb.
Civilization -- Scots-Irish influences.
Immigrants -- United States -- History.
Scots-Irish -- United States -- Biography.
Scots-Irish -- United States -- History.
Southern States -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
Ulster (Northern Ireland and Ireland) -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
United States.
United States -- Civilization -- Scots-Irish influences.
United States -- Emigration and immigration -- History.
LC Card Number2011-5368
[Record 65203]