Friday, 17 August 2018

Professor Richard Rose and the Ulster-Scots

Professor Richard Rose

Professor Richard Rose is a political scientist at the University of Strathclyde in Scotland.  

He was born in St Louis, Missouri, in 1933 and after completing his primary degree in America he moved to England.

He completed his doctorate at the University of Oxford in 1960 and has been Professor of Politics at Strathclyde since 1966.

Professor Rose wrote this about the Ulster-Scots and Scotch-Irish.

'In the eighteenth century, economic and religious pressures encouraged thousands of Ulster migrants, especially Scots, to try their fortune a second time by moving on to America.  The Scotch-Irish became almost the prototypical White Anglo-Saxon Protestant.'

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