Ulster Presbyterians and the Scots Irish Diaspora, 1750-1764 Hardback

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Ulster Presbyterians and the Scots Irish Diaspora, 1750-1764

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The migration of roughly 250,000 Irish Protestants to the British North American Colonies marked one of the largest transatlantic movements of Europeans during the eighteenth century. Traditionally historians have structured their examinations of the Scots Irish, as this group is known in the United States, within a narrative framework beginning in the province of Ulster and ending on the frontiers of North America. In so doing, they have paid little attention to how large scale emigration transformed the culture and life strategies of the Irish communities that fed the exodus. In this book, Bankhurst examines how news regarding the violent struggle to control the borderlands of British North America between 1740 and 1760 resonated among communities in Ireland with familial links to the colonies. Nowhere were these links more firmly established than in the Irish province of Ulster, a region that supplied the largest proportion of European migrants to the Appalachian backcountry during the colonial period.
This work considers how intense Irish press coverage of war on the colonial frontier and the arrival of American fundraising drives in Ireland between 1750 and 1765 collapsed emotional and spatial distance and produced a sense of transatlantic empathy among Ulster Presbyterians for their beleaguered kin across the ocean. This empathy was the foundation of a new imperial outlook in Ireland and led to greater popular enthusiasm for British expansion in North America.

Ulster Presbyterians and the Scots Irish Diaspora, 1750-1764 by Benjamin Bankhurst was published by Palgrave Macmillan in November 2013. The ISBN for Ulster Presbyterians and the Scots Irish Diaspora, 1750-1764 is 9781137328199.

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Page last updated 19th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan (November 2013)
Weight388g
Number of Pages216
Thickness17 mm
Height222 mm
Width144 mm
ISBN9781137328199
ISBN-101137328193
Product Code4252837
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