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, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing to edges and corners, price-clipped dust jacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners (see photographs)
'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.'