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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

Label
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
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
From the Dust Jacket: On November 25, 1783, the last British troops pulled out of New York City, bringing the American Revolution to an end. Patriots celebrated their departure and the confirmation of U.S. independence. But for tens of thousands of American loyalists, the British evacuation spelled worry, not jubilation. What would happen to them in the new United States? Would they and their families be safe? Facing grave doubts about their futures, some sixty thousand loyalists-one in forty members of the American population-decided to leave their homes and become refugees elsewhere in the British Empire. They sailed for Britain, for Canada, for Jamaica, and for the Bahamas; some ventured as far as Sierra Leone and India. Wherever they went, the voyage out of America was a fresh beginning, and it carried them into a dynamic if uncertain new world. A groundbreaking history of the revolutionary era, Liberty's Exiles tells the story of this remarkable global diaspora. Through painstaking archival research and vivid storytelling, award-winning historian Maya Jasanoff re-creates the journeys of ordinary individuals whose lives were overturned by extraordinary events. She tells of refugees like Elizabeth Johnston, a young mother from Georgia, who spent nearly thirty years as a migrant, searching for a home in Britain, Jamaica, and Canada. And of David George, a black preacher born into slavery, who found freedom and faith in the British Empire, and eventually led his followers to seek a new Jerusalem in Sierra Leone. Mohawk leader Joseph Brant resettled his people under British protection in Ontario, while the adventurer William Augustus Bowles tried to shape a loyalist Creek state in Florida. For all these people and more, it was the British Empire-not the United States-that held the promise of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." Yet as they dispersed across the empire, the loyalists also carried things from their former homes, revealing an enduring American influence on the wider British world. Ambitious, original, and personality-filled, Liberty's Exiles is at once an intimate narrative history and a provocative new analysis-a book that explores an unknown dimension of America's founding to illuminate the meanings of liberty itself
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jasanoff, Maya
Dewey number
973.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E277
LC item number
.J37 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American loyalists
  • Exiles
  • Exiles
  • Refugees
  • Colonists
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
Liberty's exiles : American loyalists in the revolutionary world, Maya Jasanoff
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [423]-437) and index
Contents
  • Measuring the exodus
  • List of maps
  • Cast of characters
  • Introduction: The Spirit of 1783
  • Part I:
  • Refugees. Civil War ; An unsettling peace ; A new world disorder
  • Part II: Settlers. The
  • heart of empire ; A world in the wilderness ; Loyal Americas -- Part III: Subjects. Islands in a storm ; False refuge ; Promised land ; Empires of liberty ; Conclusion: Losers and founders
  • Appendix:
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 460 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400041688
Lccn
2010023514
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn630500155
  • (OCoLC)630500155
  • 1589207
Label
Liberty's exiles : American loyalists in the revolutionary world, Maya Jasanoff
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [423]-437) and index
Contents
  • Measuring the exodus
  • List of maps
  • Cast of characters
  • Introduction: The Spirit of 1783
  • Part I:
  • Refugees. Civil War ; An unsettling peace ; A new world disorder
  • Part II: Settlers. The
  • heart of empire ; A world in the wilderness ; Loyal Americas -- Part III: Subjects. Islands in a storm ; False refuge ; Promised land ; Empires of liberty ; Conclusion: Losers and founders
  • Appendix:
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xvi, 460 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9781400041688
Lccn
2010023514
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn630500155
  • (OCoLC)630500155
  • 1589207

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