American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World

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American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World
Maya Jasanoff
Professor of History, Harvard University
October 23, 2015

At the end of the American Revolution, sixty thousand Americans loyal to the British cause fled the United States and became refugees throughout the British Empire. Loyalists traveled to Canada, they sailed for Britain, they journeyed to the Bahamas and the West Indies; some ventured still farther afield, to Africa and India. Wherever they went, this voyage into exile was a trip into the unknown. Dr. Jasanoff, one of the first to tell these stories of the global migration of American Loyalists, shares her research in the 2015 George Rogers Clark Lecture.