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The twenty-eight people killed and wounded on Bloody Sunday were primarily young people. Eighteen of them were under thirty; of those, twelve were between the ages of 15 and 20. This book poignantly brings them to life by telling the life stories of the victims killed on Bloody Sunday. The stories of these people are both heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time as family members and friends talk about the loved ones they lost because they decided to join in a protest for equal rights. The actions of the British Government and what they did after the slaughter of these innocent people is just sickening and certainly makes you realize why organizations such as the I.R.A. exist in the first place.

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More than 27 million Americans today can trace their lineage to the Scots, whose bloodline was stained by centuries of continuous warfare along the border between England and Scotland, and later in the bitter settlements of England’s Ulster Plantation in Northern Ireland. Between 250,000 and 400,000 Scots-Irish migrated to America in the eighteenth century, traveling in groups of families and bringing with them not only long experience as rebels and outcasts but also unparalleled skills as frontiersmen and guerrilla fighters. Their cultural identity reflected acute individualism, dislike of aristocracy and a military tradition, and, over time, the Scots-Irish defined the attitudes and values of the military, of working class America, and even of the peculiarly populist form of American democracy itself.

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