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Author Jasanoff, Maya, 1974-

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

Imprint New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.

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Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    973.3 JAS    Available
 PAS Lamanda Park Branch Non-Fiction    973.3 JAS    Available
Description xvi, 460 p. : maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [423]-437) and index.
Contents 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 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.
Subject Exiles -- United States -- History -- 18th century.
Exiles -- United States -- History -- 19th century.
Refugees -- United States -- History.
Colonists -- United States -- History.
American loyalists -- History.
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.
ISBN 9781400041688 (hbk.)
1400041686 (hbk.)

 
    
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