The Loyalist Conscience

Principled Opposition to the American Revolution


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About the Book

Freedom of speech was restricted during the Revolutionary War. In the great struggle for independence, those who remained loyal to the British crown were persecuted with loss of employment, eviction from their homes, heavy taxation, confiscation of property and imprisonment. Loyalist Americans from all walks of life were branded as traitors and enemies of the people. By the end of the war, 80,000 had fled their homeland to face a dismal exile from which few would return, outcasts of a new republic based on democratic values of liberty, equality and justice.

About the Author(s)

Psychiatrist Chaim M. Rosenberg is also an American history researcher and writer. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

Bibliographic Details

Chaim M. Rosenberg
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 232
Bibliographic Info: 56 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7245-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3248-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface 1
Introduction 5
1. George Washington 25
2. John Adams and Abigail Adams 35
3. Thomas Jefferson and John Randolph 45
4. Benjamin Franklin and William Franklin 52
5. The Collapse of the Colonial Government 63
6. Punishing Loyalists 72
7. First Families to First Exiles 83
8. John Jay, Peter Van Schaack, Gouverneur Morris and Alexander Hamilton of New York 94
9. Pennsylvania 107
10. Convinced by Love 119
11. Schools and Colleges 129
12. William Hooper and His Brothers 136
13. Loyalist Warriors 141
14. John Singleton Copley 153
15. Exiled to England 161
16. The Envy of the American States 170
17. Returning Home 181
18. Enemies of the American People? 192
Chapter Notes 203
Bibliography 215
Index 221