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Originally Posted by Stonewall_Jack View Post
Not all Scots would agree with that though...as you know many folks in modern day Scotland want independence. Independence that our Scottish ancestor William Wallace laid his life on the line for.
Wonder how the Irish felt when Robert the Bruce landed upon their shores.

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Originally Posted by Stonewall_Jack View Post
I just also wanted to say the whole anti Irish sentiment in the USA doesn't add up. After all the American Revolution was a war against England. There was some anti Irish discrimination in the USA...you talked about the establishments with the signs saying no dogs and no Irish...but really how many establishments in the early USA had those signs. Again the US fought against England so I cant buy the view that there was a major issue with Anti Irish discrimination in the USA.

I'm sure some loyalists did not like the Irish...that would make sense.
When the Irish started coming to North America in large numbers as a result of the Famine, most Americans viewed the new immigrants as filthy, uneducated, licentious, and Papist. The US was not only more than slightly xenophobic, but was overwhelmingly Protestant. The Irish were seen as a foreign influence, and not a good one. That's why nativist "Know-Nothings" conspired to burn Old St Patrick's to the ground, and the Micks responded by not only establishing the Ancient Order of Hibernians, but they also constructed a protective wall around their cathedral.



It's right there for you to see, on Mulberry Street, mere steps from Five Points. Perhaps it's time you saw the world beyond Buffalo, eh boyo.
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