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South Carolina Irish

South Carolina Irish

by Arthur Mitchell

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Since the colonization of South Carolina in 1670, Irish people have been instrumental in shaping the state's history. These humble Irish immigrants, overcoming a legacy of prejudice, soon became the heroes of Palmetto culture. The Palmetto State has a truly "lucky" past--Sullivan's Island is named after the Revolutionary War hero Captain Florence O'Sullivan, and two Irishmen signed the Declaration of Independence on behalf of South Carolina. Arthur Mitchell, distinguished professor and Irish historian, recounts the trials and triumphs of the Irish and their kin in South Carolina.

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ISBN-13: 9781625841957
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 12/01/2010
Series: American Heritage
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Arthur Mitchell, a native of Boston, received his undergraduate degree from Boston University and his PhD from the University of Dublin, where he honed his love of Irish history. Since 1976, he has been a history professor at the Salkehatchie Campus of the University of South Carolina at Allendale and Walterboro. His works relating to the Irish in America include a collection of documents about Irish involvement in the American Revolution, the Irish connections of John F. Kennedy, a history of the Hibernian Society of Charleston and, forthcoming, along with coeditor David Doyle, a collection of articles about Irish involvement in American wars. He was the 2010 recipient of the Irish Carolinian award by three Irish societies in Charleston.

Table of Contents

Preface 7

Introduction. The Irish in South Carolina 11

1 The First Irish Migration 13

2 An Irish Revolution 27

3 In Carolina Life 51

4 Confederate Irish 75

5 Times of Trouble and the Twentieth Century 81

Appendix. The Irish in North Carolina 87

Notes 101

Bibliography 113

About the Author 127

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