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The Resource Liberty's exiles : American loyalists in the revolutionary world, Maya Jasanoff

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

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Liberty's exiles : American loyalists in the revolutionary world
Title
Liberty's exiles
Title remainder
American loyalists in the revolutionary world
Statement of responsibility
Maya Jasanoff
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Language
eng
Summary
"This 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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BTCTA
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E277
LC item number
.J37 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Liberty's exiles : American loyalists in the revolutionary world, Maya Jasanoff
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [423]-437) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Refugees. Civil war -- An unsettling peace -- A new world disorder -- Settlers. The heart of empire -- A world in the wilderness -- Loyal Americans -- Subjects. Islands in a storm -- False refuge -- Promised land -- Empires of liberty -- Conclusion: losers and founders
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Dimensions
21 cm
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Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xvi, 460 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400075478
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colored), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)727702871

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