Webb is descended from Scots himself, fought in Viet Nam and is now Senator from Virginia.
His book makes the case for the taming of the West by the fighting Scots.
It is a fact that the good burghers of well-settled Pennsylvania encouraged immigration of impoverished Scots to pit them against the Indians on the western frontier.
While many went due west into the Ohio country, many drifted south along the Applalachians and then West.
We are the red-necks and damn proud of it.
Another good book, much more academically oriented, is Albion’s Seed which details the three great migration trails to the West that the Scots pioneered.
Some stayed in the Appalatchies.
We are the Hillbillies.
And we’re %!$#$^&%!!! proud of it!