Tories: Fighting for the King in America's First Civil War

Tories: Fighting for the King in America's First Civil War

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by Thomas B. Allen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0061241806

ISBN-13: 9780061241802

Pub. Date: 11/09/2010

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

The American Revolution was not simply a battle between the independence-minded colonists and the oppressive British. As Thomas B. Allen reminds us, it was also a savage and often deeply personal civil war, in which conflicting visions of America pitted neighbor against neighbor and Patriot against Tory on the battlefield, on the village green, and even in church.

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The American Revolution was not simply a battle between the independence-minded colonists and the oppressive British. As Thomas B. Allen reminds us, it was also a savage and often deeply personal civil war, in which conflicting visions of America pitted neighbor against neighbor and Patriot against Tory on the battlefield, on the village green, and even in church.

In this outstanding and vital history, Allen tells the complete story of the Tories, tracing their lives and experiences throughout the revolutionary period. Based on documents in archives from Nova Scotia to London, Tories adds a fresh perspective to our knowledge of the Revolution and sheds an important new light on the little-known figures whose lives were forever changed when they remained faithful to their mother country.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061241802
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
11/09/2010
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: "Little Less Than Savage Fury" xiii

1 Two Flags over Plymouth 1

2 Arming the Tories 19

3 Flee or Fight 39

4 "To Subdue the Bad" 54

5 The War for Boston 75

6 Into the Fourteenth Colony 93

7 The Farewell Fleet 110

8 Beating the Southern Drums 133

9 "Broadswords and King George!" 141

10 War in the Loyal Province 157

11 Terror on the Neutral Ground 184

12 "Indians Must Be Employed" 209

13 Treason Along the Chesapeake 235

14 Vengeance in the Valleys 252

15 Seeking Southern Friends 276

16 Despair Before the Dawn 291

17 Bloody Days of Reckoning 298

18 And They Began the World Anew 323

Acknowledgments 335

Notes 339

Bibliography 415

Index 445

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Tories: Fighting for the King in America's First Civil War 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book addresses the reality of those in the American Colonies who remained loyal to King George. Many returned to England if they could while others emigrated to another British colony, Canada. Still others were tormented and sometimes killed for their loyalty to the king. This is their story. The facts revealed in this book help us "rebel colonists" to understand why Canada did not want to join the US during the War of 1812. The book is written from the perspective of the Torries some of whom can also trace their ancestry to the Pilgrims. They were colonists like the early citizens of the US, but they kept their loyalty to the crown and suffered the consequences.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago