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From: Edward Andrews <>
Subject: Re: Fw: The Irish in America
Date: Thu, 05 Feb 1998 09:01:07 +0000


wrote:
>
> In a message dated 98-02-02 23:45:14 EST, writes:
>
> << The reason the Ulster Scots are not called "Irish" except by the
> ignorant is that they are different from the Irish. One can argue
> that at the most basic level they are of the same racial stock as
> all the other folk on the British Isles (by the way, do you mind
> being called "British"???), but as time passed they felt themselves,
> the British felt them to be, and the indiginous Irish themselves
> felt them to be different.
>
> They were generally different by religion, origin, and culture.
> >>
>
> Linda:
>
> You said it. :-)
>
> Would you care to point out these general differences?
1. They were Presbyterian.
2. They came from the original areas of plantation.
3. They observed primogeniture.
Do these do for a start?
Edward
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