Books about Scots-Irish

Born Fighting : how the Scots-Irish shaped America by James H Webb, New York : Broadway Books, 2004. Traces the history and influence of the Scots-Irish in America, following their odyssey from their native Scotland, through their settlement in Northern Ireland, to their migration to America in the eighteenth century.

Albion’s Seed : four British folkways in America, by David Hackett Fischer, New York : Oxford University Press, 1989. Discusses the transplanting of British folkways to America during four waves of immigration between 1629 and 1775. and their influences on American culture.

The Scotch-Irish: a social history by James Graham Leyburn, Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1962. An absorbing account of Scotch-Irish  heritage. He traces their life in Scotland, when the essentials of their character and culture were shaped; their removal to Northern Ireland; and their successive migrations to America, where many settled in the backcountry of Pennsylvania, Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia, before joining the flow of pioneers westward in the wake of the Revolutionary War.

Irish and Scotch-Irish Ancestral Research: a guide to the genealogical records, methods, and sources in Ireland by Margaret Dickson Falley, Baltimore, Md. : Genealogical Pub. Co., 1981. 2 vols. Outstanding source book and guide for Irish and Scotch-Irish research.  Expensive to buy but also available at King County (Bellevue), Seattle Public and Fiske Libraries.

The Scotch Irish, by Hanna, Charles A.  Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1995 ISBN 56-18634.  Free Ebook (publ 1902) at

Scotch-Irish Migration to South Carolina, 1772 (Rev. William Martin and His Five Shiploads of Settlers), by Jean Stephenson, Washington, D.C. : J. Stephenson, ©1971.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s