This bio covers Hutchinson's troubles with rebellious colonists, as well as providing some commentary on his History of the Colony of Massachusetts Bay.No images to see, just a quick overview of one of the more famous Loyalists.
But most ordinary Loyalists went to Canada where they would come to play a large role in the development of Canadian society and government.
In this way, the American Revolution played a central role shaping the future of two North American countries.
Along with this group of black Loyalists, about 80,000 other Loyalists chose to leave the independent United States after the Patriot victory in order to remain members of the British Empire.
Wealthy men like Thomas Hutchinson who had the resources went to London.
At the same time you like the notion of being part of the British Empire, the most powerful in the world.
Chances are you speak English and have many British relatives or ancestors. Not only will your way of life be drastically affected, but whomever you choose to side with will make you instant enemies.
This in-depth essay on using tar and feathering to silence Loyalists and others comes to you from Brandeis University.
Sorry, no images of what some colonists referred to as "new-fashioned discipline." Report broken link The Birchtown Archaeology Project When black Loyalists fled the colonies for Nova Scotia in 1783, they landed at Shelburne and were assigned land which became known as Birchtown.
Chalmers angrily denounced the American cause and called Paine a "political quack." View an ad announcing its first publishing, listen to a reading from Plain Truth, or read a fine essay on Chalmers and his Loyalist document.
Report broken link Loyalist Institute Complete coverage of the Loyalist presence in the Revolution is the focus of this site.