Libertys exiles american loyalists in the revolutionary world by maya jasanoff review linda colley on maya jasanoffs history of the forgotten loyalists of the american war of independence . In libertys exiles the author proffers a much more affirmative definition of american loyalists as basically conservative british subjects who f less space is given to defining the loyalists for the most part loyalists are described passively as the vague inverse of the patriots people maya jasanoff calls republicans with a small r. 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 this groundbreaking book offers the first global history of the loyalist exodus to canada the caribbean sierra leone india and beyond. Libertys exiles american loyalists in the revolutionary world review jim piecuch register of the kentucky historical society volume 109 nos 3 4 summer autumn. American history tends to remember loyalists in the american revolution simply as the defeated yet maya jasanoffs book libertys exiles american loyalists in the revolutionary world shows us that while the victorious patriots were busy building a new country loyalists refugees were helping to settle an empire
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