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by Richard Holmes

When the Ulster Scots arrived in New Hampshire in 1719, there were no roads in Derry (then called Nutfield). Led by the Reverend James McGregor, the "Moses of the Scotch-Irish in America," the entire congregation of Aghadowey had trekked from their home county of Londonderry, Ireland, to start their lives anew, undeterred by British prejudice or Anglican intolerance. These hardy men and women were great walkers, and during the eighteenth century a warren of footpaths crisscrossed East Derry Hill. Richard Holmes retraces their footsteps, walking the road of Derry's history from its rough-and-tumble politics and early educational institutions through its dramatic split from Londonderry Parish to the sprawling shoe factories of the Industrial Revolution. In this first history in decades, Holmes demonstrates that the hometown of Robert Frost and astronaut Alan Shepherd is also home to a hardworking, free-thinking, vibrant community.
Download The Road to Derry:: A Brief History epub
ISBN: 159629650X
ISBN13: 978-1596296503
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Author: Richard Holmes
Language: English
Publisher: The History Press (August 1, 2009)
Pages: 128 pages
ePUB size: 1639 kb
FB2 size: 1683 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 844
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In deciding to move to the area, I purchased this book on Derry, NH. Very interesting to see the history behind the area.
If you enjoy history and live in Derry this book provides great insights into the town's past. Mr. Holmes breaks the history into sections that describe the evolution of different aspects of the town's history such as transportation, communication, and education.
Great book
Not exactly a deep study, but a good read if you live in the local area.
my boyfriend grew up in Derry.. perfect gift
Great book. Fabulous author. Enjoyable to read.