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From: "George & Kay Whitehead" <>
Subject: Re: Fw: The Irish in America
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 1998 21:24:12 -0700

For what its worth..... the term "Scotch-Irish" was used by the Scottish
Universities for Scotch students from Ireland.Their Scottish character was
fully recognized but they were from Ireland so they were registered as

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From: Renee C. Greene <>
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Date: Saturday, February 07, 1998 9:09 PM
Subject: Re: Fw: The Irish in America

>> If the Scotch-Irish are really Scots and not Irish at all, why do
> they persist in being called Scotch-Irish?
>Maybe it's as simple as - the Scots are proud of their heritage -
>and regardless of the reason they came to Northern Ireland - they
>dug and plowed the same dirt, and shared many generations of good
>and bad times with Irish... and feel a part of it.
>They are Scot by blood / ancient heritage; but PART of their
>heritage IS Ireland as well.
>In the US, we have Italian/Americans, Swedish-Americans, Irish-
>Americans... I guess I just don't see the problem.
>[Although I CAN see that there IS a problem... ]
>Renee Collins-Greene
>Scotch-?-?-?-American (grin)

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