Global Migration of American Loyalists

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Global Migration of American Loyalists
Maya Jasanoff
Professor of History, Harvard University
November 5, 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, sailed for Britain, and 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. Professor Jasanoff tells stories of the global migration of American Loyalists and examines its effects on the places these Loyalists settled.

Part 1 of 6: What is a Loyalist? (2:11)

Part 2 of 6: Shortlist of Loyalists to Know (6:02)

Part 3 of 6: Push and Pull Factors of Loyalist Migration (4:44)

Part 4 of 6: Where Did Departing Loyalists Go? (5:00)

Part 5 of 6: International Consequences of the Loyalist Diaspora (5:01)

Part 6 of 6: The Reception of the American Loyalists by Great Britain (4:39)


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