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Choosing sides : loyalists in revolutionary America

Author: Ruma Chopra
Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, Publishers, [2013] ©2013
Series: American controversies series.
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Choosing Sides: Loyalists in Revolutionary America shows us that America's original colonies were not nearly as united behind the concept of forming free, independent states as our society's collective memory would have us believe. There were, in fact, numerous colonists, slaves and Native Americans who counted themselves among the Loyalists: those who never wanted to sever ties with the English crown and who viewed  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruma Chopra
ISBN: 9781442205710 1442205717 9781442205727 1442205725
OCLC Number: 809978194
Description: x, 243 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Loyalist predicament --
Early loyalist voices --
Plans for union --
Loyalist resilience --
Loyalist military involvement --
Loyalist women --
Slaves --
Indian allies --
Loyalist losses --
Loyalist exiles.
Series Title: American controversies series.
Responsibility: Ruma Chopra.

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Choosing Sides: Loyalists in Revolutionary America shows us that America's original colonies were not nearly as united behind the concept of forming free, independent states as our society's collective memory would have us believe. There were, in fact, numerous colonists, slaves and Native Americans who counted themselves among the Loyalists: those who never wanted to sever ties with the English crown and who viewed revolution as an unnatural and unlawful mistake.

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This insightful work chronicles the lives of colonists loyal to Great Britain during the American Revolution. The text consists of a 63-page introduction and a main body of approximately 80 primary Read more...

 
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