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'Born Fighting': Scotch-Irish and the American Character

NPR's Noah Adams talks to author James Webb about his new book, Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America, a historical examination of how the descendants of Scotland and Ireland shaped the American character.

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Noah Adams, long-time co-host of NPR's All Things Considered, brings more than three decades of radio experience to his current job as a contributing correspondent for NPR's National Desk., focusing on the low-wage workforce, farm issues, and the Katrina aftermath. Now based in Ohio, he travels extensively for his reporting assignments, a position he's held since 2003.