Choosing Sides: Loyalists in Revolutionary America
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The work shows us that America’s original colonies were not nearly as united behind the concept of forming free, independent states as our society’s collective memory would have us believe. There were, in fact, numerous colonists, slaves and Native Americans who counted themselves among the Loyalists: those who never wanted to sever ties with the English crown and who viewed revolution as an unnatural and unlawful mistake. Too often overlooked, these men and women made valid and valuable arguments against the formation of the United States—both weighing the costs of revolution and the perilousness of existing without divine rule of a monarch— arguments that even hundreds of years into America’s existence are echoed and championed both within and beyond our borders. Department of History
Rowman & Littlefield
History | United States History
Chopra, Ruma, "Choosing Sides: Loyalists in Revolutionary America" (2013). Books by SJSU Authors. Book 67.