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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
"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"--
Assigning source
Provided by Publisher
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jasanoff, Maya
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
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
Note
Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf in 2011
Bibliography note
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
Control code
FIEb17382646
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xvi, 460 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400075478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)727702871
Label
Liberty's exiles : American loyalists in the revolutionary world, Maya Jasanoff
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf in 2011
Bibliography note
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
Control code
FIEb17382646
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
xvi, 460 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781400075478
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)727702871

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