Synopses & Reviews
In 1783 and 1784, some fifty thousand Americans felt that they could not support the revolution against Britain. They were called Loyalists - and there would be no place for them in the new United States.
As they streamed into the Canadian colonies to the north, they changed forever the face of settlement there. Their arrival would eventually lead to the formation of the provinces of New Brunswick and Ontario.
First published in hardcover in 1984, the bicentenary of the migration, The Loyalists tells the very human story of these people - of the societies that shaped them, the attitudes that motivated them, and the circumstances that determined their future and influenced the future of Canada. It went on to win the Secretary of State's Prize for Excellence in Canadian Studies.
The story of the colonists who streamed north to Canada during the American Revolution.
About the Author
may be Canadas most versatile writer of history. His first book, Louisbourg Portraits
, won a Governor Generals Award and continues to delight readers, and his Loyalists: Revolution, Exile
won the Secretary of States Prize for Excellence in Canadian Studies. He co-authored the authoritative Illustrated History of Canada,
and his history of Canada for young people, The Story of Canada
(co-authored with Janet Lunn), was a bestseller and won the Mister Christie Award for Childrens Books. He has also written The Law Society of Upper Canada and Ontarios Lawyers
, Canada: Our Country
(co-authored with Mark Kingwell), and 1867: How the Fathers Made a Deal
. He has made many radio documentaries for CBC-Radios “Ideas” and writes a column for The Beaver.
Christopher Moore lives in Toronto.
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