- Paperback: 376 pages
- Publisher: University Press of the Pacific (April 22, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1410213161
- ISBN-13: 978-1410213167
- Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,055,034 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Loyalists in the American Revolution, The Paperback – April 22, 2004
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This book is about those Americans before and during the Revolutionary War who did not want to divorce themselves from the King of England. These were of course mostly the rich and powerful - those who had most to lose by a change in the status quo.
What happened to them is the gripping tale that is the focus of this book. The author paints in vivid and minute details as he tells the stories of countless colonial Americans who refused to become "patriots": where they went to keep safe, how they were punished if caught, what happened to them after the war, how obsequious they were to the British in charge - and how these British despised them as much as they did any other American.
One very interesting point made: the masses turned neither Patriot nor Loyalist. Reminds me of Americans to this day, most of whom are neither Republican nor Democrat - or at least not strongly enough to take action one way or the other. Like their Loyalist fathers before them, rich and powerful Americans today flock to the Republican Party. They hate change. Why shouldn't they? One sometimes suspects that many would gladly chuck democracy, if that's what it would take to keep their power.