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Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America

posted Apr 27, 2011, 5:01 AM by Brian Mitchell
A new 2 part TV series charting the story of the Scots-Irish in the USA is to premiere on the Smithsonian Channel on April 10th.

In this landmark, Senator Jim Webb tells the largely forgotten story of the Scots-Irish, a people whose values, culture and fighting spirit profoundly shaped America. Follow Senator Webb as he tracks their heroes and legends from William Wallace to Andrew Jackson, the first of 17 Scots-Irish U.S. Presidents. Their Bible-thumping, battle-scarred march for independence took them from Scotland to Northern Ireland and finally the open expanses of early America, where they would leave an indelible mark on the national character.