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“I love that you said ‘Scotch-Irish’ instead of this new term ‘Scots-Irish’ that you hear….” – D.G. Martin, interviewing Walt Wolfram on “North Carolina Bookwatch” (May 18) I was surprised to hear “Scots-Irish” described as the newer usage, but sure enough….   

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“It was common for Scots-Irish extended families and even large segments of clans to settle in the same region. In Catawba County, North Carolina, over 300 Alexander families were identified in the first census of the United States in 1790.” — From “Southern Culture: An Introduction” by John Beck, Wendy Jean Frandsen and Aaron Randall […]

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