The Loyal Atlantic: Remaking the British Atlantic in the Revolutionary Era

Edited by Jerry Bannister and Liam Riordan

© 2011

Adding to a dynamic new wave of scholarship in Atlantic history, The Loyal Atlantic offers fresh interpretations of the key role played by Loyalism in shaping the early modern British Empire. This cohesive collection investigates how Loyalism and the empire were mutually constituted and reconstituted from the eighteenth century onward. Featuring contributions by authors from across Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, The Loyal Atlantic brings Loyalism into a genuinely international focus.

Through cutting-edge archival research, The Loyal Atlantic contextualizes Loyalism within the larger history of the British Empire. It also details how, far from being a passive allegiance, Loyalism changed in unexpected and fascinating ways — especially in times of crisis. Most importantly, The Loyal Atlantic demonstrates that neither the conquest of Canada nor the American Revolution can be properly understood without assessing the meanings of Loyalism in the wider Atlantic world.

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Featuring contributions by authors from across Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, The Loyal Atlantic brings Loyalism into a genuinely international focus.

The Loyal Atlantic: Remaking the British Atlantic in the Revolutionary Era

Edited by Jerry Bannister and Liam Riordan

© 2011

Adding to a dynamic new wave of scholarship in Atlantic history, The Loyal Atlantic offers fresh interpretations of the key role played by Loyalism in shaping the early modern British Empire. This cohesive collection investigates how Loyalism and the empire were mutually constituted and reconstituted from the eighteenth century onward. Featuring contributions by authors from across Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom, The Loyal Atlantic brings Loyalism into a genuinely international focus.

Through cutting-edge archival research, The Loyal Atlantic contextualizes Loyalism within the larger history of the British Empire. It also details how, far from being a passive allegiance, Loyalism changed in unexpected and fascinating ways — especially in times of crisis. Most importantly, The Loyal Atlantic demonstrates that neither the conquest of Canada nor the American Revolution can be properly understood without assessing the meanings of Loyalism in the wider Atlantic world.

Continue Reading Read Less

Product Details

  • World Rights
  • Page Count: 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0in x 1.0in x 9.0in
  • Reviews

    ‘Those interested in aboriginal, American, Atlantic, British, Canadian, Caribbean, imperial, revolutionary, and transnational history will benefit from this well-designed and thoughtful collection.’


    Greg Brooking
    Journal of Southern History, vol 79: November 2013

    ‘Jerry Bannister and Liam Riordan should be proud of this edited volume. With this book they have greatly expanded historian’s knowledge of both loyalism and historiographical boundaries of loyalist studies.’
    Aaron N. Colman
    The Historian, vol 76:02:2014

    ‘Jerry Bannister and Liam Riordan should be proud of this edited volume….The editors wanted their volume to reflect how “loyalism fundamentally shaped the British Atlantic world”. They have achieved their goal with resounding success. The Loyal Atlantic should open historiographical pathways previously unimagined.’


    Aaron N. Coleman
    The Historian vol 76:02:2014

    ‘An excellent collection on the Loyalist Atlantic.’
    Jeremy Black
    Eighteenth-Century Studies vol 48:01:204

    ‘This book wonderfully captures the complex and contested nature of British Atlantic loyalism in the Age of Revolution…An invaluable collection of essays.’


    Brad A. Jones
    The English Historical Review December 7, 2014
  • Author Information

    Jerry Bannister teaches History and Canadian Studies at Dalhousie University.


    Liam Riordan is an associate professor in the Department of History at the University of Maine.

  • Table of contents

    Preface
    Jerry Bannister and Liam Riordan

    Chapter One:  Loyalism and the British Atlantic, 1660-1840
    Jerry Bannister and Liam Riordan

    Part I:  Interpretive Frameworks of Allegiance within Imperial Transition

    Chapter Two:  The American Loyalist Problem of Identity in the Revolutionary Atlantic World
    Keith Mason

    Chapter Three:  Imperial-Aboriginal Friendship in Eighteenth-Century Mi’kma’ki/Wulstukwik
     John G. Reid

    Part II:  Transnational Print Culture and Loyalist Expression

    Chapter Four:  Loyalists Respond to Common Sense: The Politics of Authorship in Revolutionary America
    Philip Gould

    Chapter Five:  New Brunswick Loyalist Printers in the Postwar Atlantic World:  Cultural Transfer and Cultural Challenges
    Gwendolyn Davies

    Part III: Loyalist Slavery and the Caribbean

    Chapter Six:  Revolutionary Repercussions: Loyalist Slaves in St. Augustine and Beyond
    Jennifer K. Snyder

    Chapter Seven:  Uses of the Bahamas by Southern Loyalist Exiles
    Carole Watterson Troxler

    Part IV: Loyalist Religious Politics after the American Revolution

    Chapter Eight:  Loyal Orangemen and Republican Nativists:  Anti-Catholicism and Historical Memory in Upper Canada and the United States, 1837-1867
    Allison O’Mahen Malcom            

    Chapter Nine:  ‘Papineau-O’Connell Instruments’:  Irish Loyalism and the Transnational Dimensions of the 1837 Rebellions in Upper and Lower Canada
    Allan Blackstock

    Afterword:  Loyalist Cosmopolitanism
    Robert M. Calhoon

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