To: Wallace T.
I've never considered the population of the Deep South to be "mostly English." But maybe I just hang out with the wrong crowd, Scots-Irish descendants.
I am not saying that the white population of the Deep South is overwhelmingly English, but that the percentage is higher than in the mountainous regions. The counties of the South where "Americans", Irish, Scots-Irish, or Scots are identified as the largest group tend to be in the Upper South and lower Midwest. OTOH, the counties in the Lower South often show people of English descent as the largest group, except where African-Americans form a plurality or majority. An expert in South Carolina politics states that there were still distinct voting pattern differences between voters of French Huguenot, English, and Scots-Irish ancestry.
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