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The book moves from a vivid depiction of Ulster and its Presbyterian community in and after the Glorious Revolution to a brilliant account of religion and identity in early modern Ireland. Griffin then deftly weaves together religion and economics in the origins of the transatlantic migration, and examines how this traumatic and enlivening experience shaped patterns of settlement and adaptation in colonial America. In the American side of his story, he breaks new critical ground for our understanding of colonial identity formation and of the place of the frontier in a larger empire. The People with No Name will be indispensable reading for anyone interested in transatlantic history, American Colonial history, and the history of Irish and British migration.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Scots-Irish United States History 18th century, Scots-Irish United States History 17th century, Scots Ulster (Northern Ireland and Ireland) History, Scots Ulster (Northern Ireland and Ireland) Migrations History, Presbyterians Ulster (Northern Ireland and Ireland) History, Ulster (Northern Ireland and Ireland) Emigration and immigration History, United States Emigration and immigration History, United States History Colonial period, ca, 1600-1775, Great Britain Colonies America