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Choosing Sides: Loyalists in Revolutionary America
Though scores of texts, films and stories have been told about the American Revolution from the perspectives of our Founding Fathers and their followers, comparatively little is known about those colonists who resisted the revolutionary movement, and tried desperately to preserve their nation s ties to the British Empire. Choosing Sides: Loyalists in Revolutionary America ...more
Hardcover, 243 pages
Published June 24th 2013 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
(first published January 1st 2013)
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Feb 23, 2017 Jim rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Choosing Sides is Professor Chopra’s second book on loyalists during the American Revolution with a third accepted for publication. It focuses on the loyalist perspective as the British North American colonies changed, chafed under British rule, and eventually rebelled. Loyalists went from the leaders in society and politics, to uncomfortable house guests in British controlled cities and towns, to pitiful losers suffering retaliation and exile at the hands of victorious rebels. Its strength is b ...more