Includes bibliographical references (p. -437) and index.
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.
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.