Thursday, August 18, 2016

1 of 5: "from the North of Ireland, commonly called Scotch Irish" - Philadelphia 1841

The Board of Health for Philadelphia didn’t want them in 1841. And many today will still deny that these people were called ‘Scotch-Irish’ at all. However, as more and more old printed material gets digitised and put online, more evidence continues to emerge for the veracity of our own history. 

‘...commonly called Scotch Irish...’  clearly indicates that the term was in widespread use in 1841 - and so not therefore only a later sectarian invention which served to distinguish themselves from Catholic 'Famine Irish’, as is often alleged.


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