God's Frontiersmen by Rory Fitzpatrcik

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God's Frontiersmen

The Scots-Irish Epic

by Rory Fitzpatrick

Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1989, [First Edition], colour & b/w photographs throughout, illustrated end-papers, hardcover, dustjacket, ISBN 0297794353

Very Good Condition, price-clipped dust jacket

'God's Frontiersmen tells the dramatic story of the Uslter Scots, or Scots-Irish as they are also known - Scottish Presbyterians who came to the north of Ireland in the seventeenth century and who constitute the dominant strain among Ulster Protestants today.  Aptly called the 'Frontiersmen of God', they brought with them their Calvinist beliefs, a stern work ethic and a fiercely independent spirit.  Economic hardship and religious discrimination led thousands to cross the Atlantic where they formed the vangaurd of the great army of pioneers who pushed for frontier westward.'