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Subject: Re: Canada's Ulster-Scots?
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 1999 19:38:32 EST
In a message dated 02/21/1999 7:08:35 PM Eastern Standard Time,
<< So we can't, I suspect, compare the two sets of attitudes; and we
certainly can't ascribe one of them to "English" settlers. Both sets of
attitudes came from the Scotch-Irish/Ulster Scots; but from different
timeframes, and most significantly, completely different experience
bases. Richard Bradley's comments on this subject seem to me quite
Thank you, Mac, that does make a lot of sense, the timeframe. Actually, my
original question had to do with the Orange Order and Native American
Orangemen/Lodges. The info that this was NA/OO's in Canada led to the question
you responded to.
But there are a lot of historians on this list who provide some pretty fair
viewpoints of the SI and their integration/contributions in the New World.
Since I am second generation Irish-American, my concentration up to this point
has been concerning the events in Ireland while my ancestors were still there,
and, of course, their experiences upon arrival in the late 19c. So this
detailed information on previous immigrants is of enormous interest to me and
quite wonderful. It's a lot more and a lot different from school textbooks we
all 'learned' from, isn't it?
Sometimes I think I was born a century or so too late. :)