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Jasanoff, Maya, 1974-
Liberty's exiles : American loyalists in the revolutionary world / Maya Jasanoff
Alternate Title American loyalists in the revolutionary world
1st ed
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2011
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  E277 .J37 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) American loyalists -- History
Exiles -- United States -- History -- 18th century
Exiles -- United States -- History -- 19th century
Refugees -- United States -- History
Colonists -- United States -- History
Subject 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
Physical Description xvi, 460 p., [8] p. of plates : col. ill., maps ; 25 cm
Note "This is a Borzoi book"--t.p. verso
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

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