THE OTHER IRISH: The Scots-Irish Rascals Who Made America Karen F. McCarthy

By Bill McGimpsey Comprehensive works on the Scotch-Irish are few and far between. Since James Leyburn’s milestone “Social History,” published way back in 1962, there have been few notable exhibits. It is now eight years since Senator James Webb introduced his colorful version of the Scotch-Irish story, Born Fighting, a completely different narrative style from … More THE OTHER IRISH: The Scots-Irish Rascals Who Made America Karen F. McCarthy

Billy Kennedy reviews The Other Irish: The Scots-Irish Rascals who Made America by Karen F. McCarthy

The tale of a ‘proud and feisty’ people The Scots-Irish in the United States have an illustrious legacy, which should be the envy of other diasporas in North America. After all they were, as President William McKinley said, “the first to proclaim for liberty in the great United States”. Their fearless contribution on the 18th … More Billy Kennedy reviews The Other Irish: The Scots-Irish Rascals who Made America by Karen F. McCarthy