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Liberty's Exiles American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World

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ISBN-10: 1400041686

ISBN-13: 9781400041688

Edition: 2011

Authors: Maya Jasanoff

List price: $34.00
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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. This groundbreaking book offers the first global history of the loyalist exodus to Canada, the Caribbean, Sierra Leone, India, and beyond. Following 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…    
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/15/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Maya Jasanoff is Professor of British and Imperial history at Harvard University. Her first book, Edge of Empire, was awarded the 2005 Duff Cooper Prize and was a book of the year selection in numerous publications including the Economist, the Guardian and the Sunday Times.

List of Maps
Cast of Characters
Introduction: The Spirit of 1783
Civil War
An Unsettling Peace
A New World Disorder
The Heart of Empire
A World in the Wilderness
Loyal Americas
Islands in a Storm
False Refuge
Promised Land
Empires of Liberty
Conclusion: Losers and Founders
Appendix: Measuring the Exodus