During the American Revolution, not everyone living in the rebellious colonies wanted to separate from Great Britain. In this episode, find out how Loyalists (those still devoted to King George III) coped with the war ending and the colonies achieving independence.
Maya Jasanoff, Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World, Vintage, 2012.
---, "The Other Side of Revolution: Loyalists in the British Empire", The William and Mary Quarterly, 65:2 (April 2008), 205-232.
Charlene Johnson Kozy, "Tories Transplanted: The Caribbean Exile and Plantation Settlement of Southern Loyalists", The Georgia Historical Quarterly, 75:1 (Spring 1991), 18-42.
Mary Beth Norton, "The Fate of Some Black Loyalists of the American Revolution", The Journal of Negro History, 58:4 (October 1973), 402-426.
St. John Robinson, "Southern Loyalists in the Caribbean and Central America", The South Carolina Historical Magazine, 93:3/4 (July-Oct 1992), 105-220.
Simon Schama, Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution, Ecco, 2006.
Additional Helpful Links
Collin G. Calloway, "American Indians and the American Revolution", via National Park Service.
Black Loyalist, via University of Sydney.
The Declaration of Independence, via US National Archives.
New Brunswick Loyalist Journeys, via University of New Brunswick.
"Evacuation of New York by the British, November 25, 1783", via Library of Congress
"The savages let loose, or The cruel fate of the Loyalists", via Library of Congress
"The Tory’s Day of Judgement", via Library of Congress
Music: "Evening Melodrama" by Kevin Macleod (www.incompetech.com)