The Scots Irish in the Virginias and Carolinas
In the 17th and 18th centuries, thousands of Scots-Irish came through Philadelphia and Baltimore, moving westward and then south, often down the Shenandoah Valley, into the Virginias and the Carolinas. They found life most congenial in the hills of the Appalachians, where they soon defined and articulated a culture and social outlook long associated with their name. This is the history of their migration and of their development in the heart of Appalachia. Professor Bond, a direct descendant of Scots-Irish settler Henry McWhorter, here provides a fascinating history of these hearty pioneers who were so important to the shaping of the new American nation.