Liberty's Exile: Loyalists in the American Revolution
October 20, 2011
For tens of thousands of American loyalists at the end of the American Revolution in 1783, the evacuation of British troops spelled worry, not jubilation. Facing grave doubts about their futures, some sixty thousand loyalists left their homes, becoming refugees elsewhere in the British Empire. Join Harvard historian Maya Jasanoff to learn about how the lives of ordinary individuals were overturned by extraordinary events, and how their exile across the empire spread American influence to a wider world.
This program is funded in part by the Lowell Institute.