Smoky Mountain Family Historian

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Non-Fiction Five Challenge: Book 2

Webb, James. Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America. New York: Broadway Books, 2004. (ISBN 0767916883)

Webb outlines the warlike spirit of the Scots-Irish as he tells their history. I enjoyed the earlier parts of the book which were based on research far more than the latter parts which were more of a personal memoir. The author does offer insights into the cultures of Appalachia and the South. The reader can see how the Scots-Irish settlers shaped these cultures.



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