Great Lives from History is a multivolume series detailing the biographies of important people throughout history, worldwide. Major world leaders appear here - emperors, conquerors, kings, and queens - as do giants of religious faith who were central to the century, such as popes and theologians who left their imprint on political as well as spiritual institutions. The set also includes figures who have received little or no attention in the past - from Queen Njinga of Angola to the Ottoman scholar Kâtib Çelebî. The individuals covered are identified with one or more of the following areas: Africa, the American Colonies, Austria, Belgium, Bohemia, Canada, China, Denmark, England, France, Germany, India, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Native America, the Netherlands, the Ottoman Empire, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Ukraine.
- Will Robinson
The Scots Irish were the first Irish immigrants in America, but their story is frequently forgotten by succeeding generations. This may be due to the fact they are considered the first culture to make a complete break from their origins in the British Isles and to think of themselves as truly American. As a consequence, uncovering your family origins can be an adventure in research. However, the history of how they came to live here is quite compelling and unique, and chances are that if you are from South Carolina then it’s fairly likely that someone in your family tree is Scots Irish and if you are from the upstate then it’s very likely that most of your family tree is Scots Irish.