Recent Publications

The following are recent publications on the Loyalists and/or the Loyalist era: 


Whitfield, Harvey A. North to Bondage: Loyalist Slavery into the Maritimes (Vancouver: UBC Press, forthcoming 2016).


Bell, David G. American Loyalists to New Brunswick: The Ship Passenger Lists Halifax: Lorimer, 2015.

Braisted, Todd W. "A Patriot-Loyalist: Playing Both Sides," Journal of the American Revolution, Annual Volume 2015.See link

Compeau, Timothy J."Dishonoured Americans: Loyalist Manhood and Political Death in Revolutionary America," PhD dissertation, University of Western Ontario, 2015 - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository. Paper 2712, See link

Currie, Jo, Keith Mercer, and John G. Reid, eds., Hector Maclean: The Writings of a Loyalist-Era Military Settler in Nova Scotia (Kentville, NS: Gaspereau Press, forthcoming 2015).

Gigantino, James J. The American Revolution in New Jersey: Where the Battlefield Meets the Home Front Rivergate Regionals Collection (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2015). See link

Huskins, Bonnie. "`Shelburnian Manners': Gentility and the Loyalists of Shelburne, Nova Scotia," Early American Studies(Winter 2015).

Wiche, Glen N. Their Loyalty They Kept. Saint John: UELACNB, 2015.


Cottreau-Robins, Catherine. "Searching for the Enslaved in Nova Scotia's Loyalist Landscape," Acadiensis XLIII, no. 1 (Winter/Spring 2014): 125-136.

Cottreau-Robins, Catherine. "The Loyalist Plantation: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Informing Early African-Nova Scotian Settlement," Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society , Vol. 17, 2014: 32-56.

Ranlet, Philip. "How Many American Loyalists Left the United States?" The Historian, Volume 76, Issue 2, (Summer 2014), 278–307.

See, Scott W. "Orange Loyalism in British North America." In Allan Blackstock and Frank O'Gorman, eds., Loyalism and the Formation of the British World [UK: Boydwell & Brewer, 2014).

Somerville, Graeme F. Some Burial Records of the Loyalist Burial Ground, Saint John, NB Saint John: UELACNB, 2014


Bell, David G. Loyalist Rebellion in New Brunswick. Halifax: Lorimer, 2013.

Chopra, Ruma. Choosing Sides: Loyalists in Revolutionary America. American Controversies Series (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2013). See link

Gould, Philip. Writing the rebellion : loyalists and the literature of politics in British America. Oxford & New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.

Richard, Chantal, Anne Brown, Margaret Conrad, Gwendolyn Davies, Bonnie Huskins, and Sylvia Kasparian,"Markers of Collective Identity in Loyalist and Acadian Speeches of the 1880s: A Comparative Analysis," Journal of New Brunswick Studies, Vol. 4 (2013). See link

Whitehead, Ruth Holmes.The Black Loyalists: Southern Settlers of Nova Scotia's First Free Black Community (Halifax: Nimbus, 2013).


Riordan, Liam & Jerry Bannister eds. The Loyal Atlantic: Remaking the British Atlantic in the Revolutionary Era(Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2012)


Chopra, Ruma. Unnatural Rebellion: Loyalists in New York City during the Revolution. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, May 2011). See link

Jasanoff, Maya. Liberty's Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World. London: Knopf, 2011. See link

Mancke, Elizabeth. "Polity Formation and Atlantic Political Narratives," in Philip D. Morgan & Nicholas Canny eds. Oxford Handbook on the Atlantic World, c1450-1820. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Riordan, Liam. "Loyalism" & "Loyalist". Oxford Bibliographies Online `Atlantic' Series.

Riordan, Liam. "`O Dear, What Can the Matter Be?': The Urban Early Republic and the Politics of Popular Song in Benjamin Carr's Federal Overture", Journal of the Early Republic, 31 (Summer 2011).


Allen, Thomas B. Tories: Fighting for the King in America's First Civil War. New York: Harper Collins, 2010. See link

Huskins, Bonnie. “`Remarks and Rough Memorandums’: Social Sets, Sociability, and Community in the Journal of William Booth, Shelburne, 1787 and 1789,” Journal of the Royal Nova Scotia Historical Society, Vol. 13 (2010).

Jasanoff, Maya. "Revolutionary Exiles: The American Loyalist and French Emigre Diasporas", in David Armitage & Sanjay Subrahmanya eds. The Age of Revolutions in Global Context, c. 1760-1840. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Leroux, John. Building a University: The Architecture of UNB. Fredericton: Gooselane, 2010. See link

Mancke, Elizabeth. "The Languages of Liberty in British North America, 1607-1776," in Jack P. Greene ed. Exclusionary Liberty: The English Libertarian Heritage and the Construction of Britain's Settler Empire 1600 to 1900. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

Riordan, Liam. "Taufscheine and Pennsylvania Germans in Revolutionary America: Cultural History and the Interpretation of Identity," Oliver Scheiding and Jan Steivermann eds. 'A Peculiar Mixture': German-Speaking People in the Greater Mid-Atlantic Region from 1709 to the Revolution Pennsylvania University Press, 2010.

Taylor, Alan. The Civil War of 1812. London: Knopf, 2010.


Calhoon, Robert M., Timothy M. Barnes, & Robert Scott Davis eds. Tory Insurgents: The New Loyalist Perception and Other Essays. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2009.

Mancke, Elizabeth. "Empire and State," David Armitage & Michael J. Braddick eds. The British Atlantic World, 1500-1800. 2nd edition. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2009.

Patterson, Stephen E. "Eighteenth-Century Treaties: the Mi'kmaq, Maliseet, and Passamaquoddy Experience," Native Studies Review, vol. 18, no. 1 (2009).

Reid, John G. "Empire, the Maritime Colonies, and the Supplanting of Mi'kma'ki/Wulstukwik, 1780-1820," Acadiensis, vol. XXXVIII, no. 2 (Summer/Autumn 2009).

Tiedemann, Joseph S. The Other Loyalists: ordinary people, royalism, and the revolution in the Middle Colonies, 1763-1787. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2009.

Whitfield, Harvey Armani & Barry Cahill. "Slave Life and Slave Law in Colonial Prince Edward Island, 1769-1828," Acadiensis, vol. XXXVIII, no. 2 (Summer/Autumn 2009).


Bell, James B. A War of Religion: Dissenters, Anglicans, and the American Revolution. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.

Davidson, Stephen. The Burdens of Loyalty: Refugee Stories from the First American Civil War. Saint John, N.B.: Trinity Enterprises Inc., 2008.

Jasanoff, Maya. “The Other Side of Revolution: Loyalists in the British Empire”, The William and Mary Quarterly, LXV (April 2008).

Kimber, Stephen. Loyalists and Layabouts: The Rapid Rise and Faster Fall of Shelburne, Nova Scotia: 1783-1792. Canada: Doubleday Canada, 2008.

MacNeil, Robert. "An Impossible Dream: Imagining a 'new and better New York' on Nova Scotia's rocky coast." Literary Review of Canada, vol. 16, no. 8 (October 2008).

Mancke, Elizabeth. "From Global Processes to Continental Strategies: The Emergence of British North America to 1783"(with John Reid) in Phillip Buckner ed. Canada and the British Empire. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

Middleton, Simon and Billy G. Smith, eds. Class Matters: Early North America and the Atlantic World. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2008.

Reid, John G. Essays on Northeastern North America, Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008.

Riordan, Liam. Many Identities, One Nation: The American Revolution and its Legacy in the Mid-Atlantic University of Pennsylvania Press paperback edition, 2008.

Smith, Eleanor Robertson, ed., Remarks and Rough Memorandums: Captain William Booth. Corps of Royal Engineers. Shelburne, Nova Scotia. 1787, 1789. Shelburne: Shelburne County Archives & Genealogical Society, 2008.

Smith, Eleanor Robertson & Kim Robertson Walker. Founders of Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Who Came, 1783-1793, and Stayed. Shelburne: Shelburne County Archives & Genealogical Society, 2008.

Thompson, Kent. The Man Who Said No: Reading Jacob Bailey, Loyalist. Kentville: Gaspereau Press, 2008.

Troxler, Carole Watterson. "Re-enslavement of Black Loyalists: Mary Postell in South Carolina, East Florida, and Nova Scotia." Acadiensis, vol. XXXVII, no. 2 (Summer/Autumn 2008).

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