The Scots-Irish and the Founding of Mecklenburg

The Scots-Irish played a significant role in the founding of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. The presentation looks at the history of the Scots-Irish, Native Americans, African Americans and Germans living in the area, their interaction with the British government, and the founding of Mecklenburg County and Charlotte.

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Dr. Hugh Dussek

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Originally from London, England, Hugh Dussek has lived in Charlotte, North Carolina, for over twenty-five years. Hugh holds a doctoral degree in history from Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is a professor at Central Piedmont in Charlotte, where he teaches courses on world civilizations and American history. Hugh serves on the Board of Trustees for The Charlotte Museum of History, and gives presentations in the community and on television about American, British and local history.