The Loyalists: Revolution, Exile, Settlement

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In 1783 and 1784, some fifty thousand Americans felt that they could not support the revolution against Britain. They were called Loyalists – and there would be no place for them in the new United States.

As they streamed into the Canadian colonies to the north, they changed forever the face of settlement there. Their arrival would eventually lead to the formation of the provinces of New Brunswick and Ontario.

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Overview

In 1783 and 1784, some fifty thousand Americans felt that they could not support the revolution against Britain. They were called Loyalists – and there would be no place for them in the new United States.

As they streamed into the Canadian colonies to the north, they changed forever the face of settlement there. Their arrival would eventually lead to the formation of the provinces of New Brunswick and Ontario.

First published in hardcover in 1984, the bicentenary of the migration, The Loyalists tells the very human story of these people – of the societies that shaped them, the attitudes that motivated them, and the circumstances that determined their future and influenced the future of Canada. It went on to win the Secretary of State's Prize for Excellence in Canadian Studies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780771060939
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
  • Publication date: 4/28/1994
  • Pages: 300
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Moore may be Canada’s most versatile writer of history. His first book, Louisbourg Portraits, won a Governor General’s Award and continues to delight readers, and his Loyalists: Revolution, Exile, Settlement won the Secretary of State’s Prize for Excellence in Canadian Studies. He co-authored the authoritative Illustrated History of Canada, and his history of Canada for young people, The Story of Canada (co-authored with Janet Lunn), was a bestseller and won the Mister Christie Award for Children’s Books. He has also written The Law Society of Upper Canada and Ontario’s Lawyers, Canada: Our Country (co-authored with Mark Kingwell), and 1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal. He has made many radio documentaries for CBC-Radio’s “Ideas” and writes a column for The Beaver.

Christopher Moore lives in Toronto.

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Table of Contents

Map: The Loyalists in Canada 5
Preface: The Loyalists Themselves 7
Pt. 1 Revolution
The Eve of Revolution, 1774-1775 13
The Language of Liberty, 1763-1776 39
The Crisis of Loyalty, 1775-1776 65
Pt. 2 Exile
The King's War, 1776-1781 85
The Loyalists' War, 1775-1781 107
Refugee Routes, 1777-1783 124
Pt. 3 Settlement
Preparing the Way, 1783 157
Edward Winslow's New Brunswick, 1783-1800 183
Gideon White's Nova Scotia, 1783-1800 203
Samuel Farrington's Upper Canada, 1784-1800 224
Taking Root 248
Notes 255
Bibliography 267
Index 273
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  • Posted May 15, 2011

    NOT THE SAME Christopher Moore who wrote LAMB

    B and N has it listed as one in the same however I'm pretty sure they are wrong. Although I wouldn't be apposed to reading Christopher Moore's (LAMB) version of the revolution.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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