Loyalists And Community In North America

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This book is the first collection of Loyalist scholarship to span the 13 independent states and the Florida and Canadian provinces that remained loyal to the Crown in the American Revolution. The Loyalists disrupted the colonial communities in which they lived in ways that helped define the Revolution. Loyalist garrison towns became a pathological environment of violence and suspicion, which brought out the worst in patriot, British, and Loyalist behavior. In Canada, Loyalist exiles tried to create model ...

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Overview

This book is the first collection of Loyalist scholarship to span the 13 independent states and the Florida and Canadian provinces that remained loyal to the Crown in the American Revolution. The Loyalists disrupted the colonial communities in which they lived in ways that helped define the Revolution. Loyalist garrison towns became a pathological environment of violence and suspicion, which brought out the worst in patriot, British, and Loyalist behavior. In Canada, Loyalist exiles tried to create model Anglo-American communities, but in the end had to jettison Loyalist ideology to claim a new British North American identity.

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ROBERT M. CALHOON is Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

TIMOTHY M. BARNES is Associate Professor of History at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.

GEORGE A. RAWLYK is Professor of History at Queen's University.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 "King Mob" and the Rule of Law: Revolutionary Justice and the Suppression of Loyalism in Connecticut, 1774-1783 17
2 Connecticut's Sandermanians: Loyalism as a Religious Test 31
3 The Maintenance of Revolutionary Consensus: Treatment of Tories in Southwestern Virginia, 1775-1783 45
4 "Little Bermuda": Loyalism on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, 1775-1783 55
5 The Massachusetts Loyalists and the Problem of Amnesty, 1775-1790 65
6 Patriots, Loyalists, and Conflict Resolution in New York, 1783-1787 75
7 The Artisan Loyalists of Charleston, South Carolina 91
8 Jonathan Odell and Philip Freneau: Poetry and Politics in the Garrison Town of New York City 105
9 Allegiance without Community: East Florida as the Symbol of a Loyalist Contract in the South 121
10 Loyalist West Florida: An Ambiguous Community 135
11 David Fanning's Militia: A Roving Partisan Community 147
12 The Loyalist Community in New Brunswick 161
13 Loyalists and Community: The Eastern Ontario Loyalist Women 175
14 Creating a British-American Political Community in Upper Canada 187
15 The Nova Scotia Loyalists: A Traumatic Community 201
Selected Bibliography 213
Index 215
About the Editors and Contributors 225
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