The Black Loyalist Directory
African Americans in Exile After the American RevolutionBook - 1996
A record of the Black Loyalists, escaped slaves and free Blacks who joined the British army during the American Revolution. Documents from after the war, previously available in only a few archives, list 3,000 Black Americans who left New York for Nova Scotia, noting their origins, age, gender, and former owners. An introduction examines the Black Loyalist's experiences in Nova Scotia and England and discusses the return of some 1,000 people to Africa, where they established the nation of Sierra Leone. Of interest to scholars in history. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Publisher: New York : Garland Pub. in association with the New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996.
Branch Call Number: 973.0496073 B5612
Characteristics: li, 318 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 24 cm.