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Liberty's exiles : American loyalists in the revolutionary world / Maya Jasanoff.

Jasanoff, Maya. (Author).
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Robertson Library E277.J37 2011 STACKS Available -
Subject: American loyalists > History.
Exiles > United States > History > 18th century.
Exiles > United States > History > 19th century.
Refugees > United States > History.
Colonists > United States > History.
Subject (Geographic): United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Refugees.
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Social aspects.
United States > History > Revolution, 1775-1783 > Influence.
Great Britain > Colonies > History > 18th century.
Great Britain > Colonies > History > 19th century.

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  • ISBN: 9781400075478
  • ISBN: 1400075475
  • Physical Description: xvi, 460 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 21 cm.
  • Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2012.

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General Note: Cover: National book critics circle award winner.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [423]-437) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: The spirit of 1783 -- pt. 1. Refugees. Civil war -- An unsettling peace -- A new world disorder -- pt. 2. Settlers. The heart of empire -- A world in the wilderness -- Loyal Americas -- pt. 3. Subjects. Islands in a storm -- False refuge -- Promised land -- Empires of liberty -- Conclusion: Winners and losers -- Appendix: Measuring the exodus.
Summary, etc.: At the end of the American Revolution, 60,000 Americans loyal to the British cause fled the United States and became refugees throughout the British Empire. This groundbreaking book offers the first global history of the loyalist exodus to Canada, the Caribbean, Sierra Leone, India, and beyond.
This groundbreaking book offers the first global history of the loyalist exodus to Canada, the Caribbean, Sierra Leone, India, and beyond. At the end of the American Revolution, sixty thousand Americans loyal to the British cause fled the United States and became refugees throughout the British Empire. Liberty's Exiles tells their story. This surprising new account of the founding of the United States and the shaping of the post-revolutionary world traces extraordinary journeys like the one of Elizabeth Johnston, a young mother from Georgia, who led her growing family to Britain, Jamaica, and Canada, questing for a home; black loyalists such as David George, who escaped from slavery in Virginia and went on to found Baptist congregations in Nova Scotia and Sierra Leone; and Mohawk Indian leader Joseph Brant, who tried to find autonomy for his people in Ontario. Ambitious, original, and personality-filled, this book is at once an intimate narrative history and a provocative analysis that changes how we see the revolution's "losers" and their legacies. - Publisher.
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