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The Other Irish

Scots-Irish Rascals That Made America

By Karen (Karen Frances) McCarthy

What do Mark Twain, Neil Armstrong, and John McCain have in common? They're all descendants of a merry group of Scots-Irish braggarts that crossed the Atlantic from Ireland in the early 1700s and settled in America's South. Also known as the "Other Irish," this wild bunch of patriotic, rebellious, fervently religious rascals gave us the NRA, at least fourteen presidents, decisive victories in the Revolutionary War, a third of today's US Military, country music, Star Wars, the Munchkins, American-style Democracy, and even the religious right . . . not to mention NASCAR, whose roots go back to Prohibition-era moonshine runners. Yet few Americans are familiar with the Other Irish or their contributions to American culture. Now author and documentary filmmaker Karen McCarthy shines a probing light on this fascinating topic, illuminating the extent to which the Scots-Irish helped weave the fabric of our nation. 
 

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Format: Book
Author: McCarthy, Karen (Karen Frances)
Title: The other Irish : Scots-Irish rascals that made America / Karen McCarthy.
Publisher Date: New York : Sterling, c2011.
Subject: Scots-Irish -- United States -- History. Scots-Irish -- United States -- Biography. United States -- Civilization -- Scots-Irish influences.
Isbn: 1402778287 9781402778285
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Format: Book
Author: McCarthy, Karen (Karen Frances)
Title: The other Irish : Scots-Irish rascals that made America / Karen McCarthy.
Publisher, Date: New York : Sterling, c2011.
Description: x, 374 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Scots-Irish -- United States -- History.
Subjects: Scots-Irish -- United States -- Biography.
Subjects: United States -- Civilization -- Scots-Irish influences.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN: 2011005368
ISBN: 1402778287
ISBN: 9781402778285
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Call Number: 305.89163 McC