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Bat Goddess BS: The Term 'Scotch-Irish' (42) RE: BS: The Term 'Scotch-Irish' 08 May 19


As taught in grade school and high school in the 1950s and 1960s, the term (usually about the origins of the people who settled the Appalachian region) had absolutely no religious or political connotations. And it was decades before I made the connection that "Scotch-Irish" were Ulster Protestants.

And I don't believe I ever heard "Scots" instead of "Scotch" until the 1980s.

Linn


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