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Resisting Independence: Popular Loyalism in the Revolutionary British Atlantic

Brad A. Jones


This book maps the loyal British Atlantic's reaction to the American Revolution. Through close study of four important British Atlantic port cities — New York City; Kingston, Jamaica; Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Glasgow, Scotland — the book argues that the revolution helped trigger a new understanding of loyalty to the Crown and empire. The book reimagines loyalism as a shared transatlantic ideology, no less committed to ideas of liberty and freedom than the American cause and not limited to the inhabitants of the thirteen American colonies. The book reminds readers that the American Revolution ... More

Keywords: American Revolution, British Atlantic ports, loyalism, transatlantic ideology, American independence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501754012
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501754012.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Brad A. Jones, author
California State University, Fresno