This is the first collection of Loyalist scholarship to span the 13 independent states and the Florida and Canadian provinces which remained loyal to the crown during the American Revolution.
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.
Introduction Loyalists and Patriot Communities "King Mob" and the Rule of Law: Revolutionary Justice and the Suppression of Loyalism in Connecticut, 1774-1783 by David H. Villers Connecticut's Sandemanians: Loyalism as a Religious Test by Jean F. Hankins The Maintenance of Revolutionary Consensus: Treatment of Tories in Southwestern Virginia, 1775-1783 by Albert H. Tillson, Jr. "Little Bermuda": Loyalism on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina, 1775-1783 by Rebecca Starr The Massachusetts Loyalists and the Problem of Amnesty, 1775-1790 by David E. Maas Patriots, Loyalists, and Conflict Resolution in New York, 1783-1787 by Joseph S. Tiedemann Garrison Town Communities The Artisan Loyalists of Charleston, South Carolina by Kathryn Roe Coker Jonathan Odell and Philip Freneau: Poetry and Politics in the Garrison Town of New York City by Cynthia D. Edelberg Allegiance without Community: East Florida as the Symbol of a Loyalist Contract in the South by Carole Watterson Troxler Loyalist West Florida: An Ambiguous Community by Robin F.A. Fabel David Fanning's Militia: A Roving Partisan Community by Lindley S. Butler Canadian Loyalism The Loyalist Community in New Brunswick by Ann Gorman Condon Loyalists and Community: The Eastern Ontario Loyalist Women by Janice Potter-MacKinnon Creating a British-American Political Community in Upper Canada by Jane Errington and G.A. Rawlyk The Nova Scotia Loyalists: A Traumatic Community by Neil MacKinnon