What do Davy Crockett, Mark Twain, and Neil Armstrong have in common? They are descendants of feisty Scots-Irish immigrants who traveled the ocean to the new world in the early 1700s.
Rebellious, independent, and fervently religious . . . thousands of immigrants with grand dreams sailed from Ireland’s northern harbors to the new world at the end of the 1700s and tamed the American South. Now Karen F McCarthy rev
eals the many contributions these renegade Other Irish have made since they arrived, including settling the wild frontier, running moonshine into auto racing history, and launching a new world order.
New York: Sterling (November 1, 2011), Hardcover, 384 pages, ISBN-13: 978-1402778285