Cover

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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-viii

Contents

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pp. ix-x

Maps

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pp. xi-xii

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xiii-xviii

...and Society for Colonial Wars in the state of Illinois underwrote trips to the archives in Belfast and Derry. Northwestern University provided funds for research in Pennsylvania as well as a dissertation year fellowship, which allowed me to devote all my...

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Introduction: Identity in an Atlantic World

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pp. 1-8

...with the notable exception of those bound to the New World in slave ships. By sheer force of numbers, this earliest generation of migrants had a profound influence on the great transformations of the age. Even before they left Ulster, they contributed...

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Chapter One: The Transformation of Ulster Society in the Wake of the Glorious Revolution

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pp. 9-36

...members of England’s Parliament had urged William of Orange, protector of the United Provinces of the Low Countries and husband of James’s daughter Mary, to invade the country. James fled England for the Continent before William’s...

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Chapter Two: “Satan’s Sieve”: Crisis and Community in Ulster

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pp. 37-64

...state of their church and of their place in Irish society and a larger world. Their attempt to do so, however, did not lead to consensus but to conflict. Indeed, in these years Ulster’s men and women articulated two incompatible programs...

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Chapter Three: “On the Wing for America”: Ulster Presbyterian Migration, 1718–1729

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pp. 65-98

...alarmed at the growing scale of migration, fearing that as northern Presbyterians sailed to the New World, the Protestant cause in Ireland would suffer. Carteret instructed the Lords Justices of the kingdom, those officials chosen to oversee Irish...

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Chapter Four: “The Very Scum of Mankind”: Settlement and Adaptation in a New World

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pp. 99-124

...beheld “large stretches of even country with woods.” Looking west in the distance, if the day were clear, they could make out “many high mountains, especially the Blue Mountains” covered with “tall and exceedingly beautiful cedar...

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Chapter Five: “Melted Down in the Heavenly Mould”: Responding to a Changing Frontier

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pp. 125-156

...false security that comforted most, indeed nearly all, of Pennsylvania’s Presbyterians. The gravest challenge he faced was bringing the message to those who “contented themselves with...

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Chapter Six: “The Christian White Savages of Peckstang and Donegall”: Surveying the Frontiers of an Atlantic World

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pp. 157-174

...more settled, some of the sons and daughters of original settlers struck out south for the back parts of Virginia. Others crossed the mountains to take their chances on Indian lands...

Notes

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pp. 175-222

Bibliography

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pp. 223-238

Index

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pp. 239-244