The People with No Name: Ulster's Migrants and Identity Formation in Eighteenth-Century Pennsylvania

@article{Griffin2001ThePW,
  title={The People with No Name: Ulster's Migrants and Identity Formation in Eighteenth-Century Pennsylvania},
  author={P. Griffin},
  journal={William and Mary Quarterly},
  year={2001},
  volume={58},
  pages={587}
}
  • P. Griffin
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • William and Mary Quarterly
P ENNSYLVANIA'S Scots-Irish defy simple explanation. Indeed, even the term "Scots-Irish" causes concern. The men and women who sailed from Ulster to Pennsylvania and peopled the frontier during the eighteenth century did not use the label, nor did their neighbors. Historians created the name to reflect the hybrid origins of an American group that left Ireland but descended from Scots. Although contemporaries used "ScotchIrish" to describe the group, settlers from Ulster despised "such ill… Expand
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