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United Empire Loyalist Association of Canada

The Canadian Encyclopedia - Loyalists - TCE Junior

Loyalists, the First Refugees (1775 - 1812) - Pioneers and Immigrants
Canada in the Making


The On-Line Institute for Advanced Loyalist Studies

This site deals primarily with Loyalists of the American Revolution who served in a military capacity for the British - this includes those who fought in the war and remained in America afterward, those who deserted, those who settled outside of America afterward, and those who were discharged or died during the war.

Glossary of Terms

The Common Loyalist Soldier

Life in the Colonies

North Carolina Loyalists during the American Revolution

Loyalists in South Carolina

Colonial Occupations

A Colonial Family and Community

The Geography of Slavery in Virginia

Living Under Enslavement - African Americans on Hermitage Plantation

Experience the Life : Life during the 18th-Century: Colonial Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg - Dress the Part

Old Sturbridge Village

The American Revolution

Loyalist Regiments

Uniforms of the American Revolution

Loyalist/British Songs of the American Revolution

More songs

Teaching With Documents: Images of the American Revolution

Black Loyalists

Black Loyalists - Our Story, Our People

Remembering Black Loyalists, Black Communities in Nova Scotia

Africans in America - Part 2 - Revolution 1750-1805

Nova Scotia Museum Archeology Page - The Black Loyalists

Nova Scotia Museum Archeology Page - Life in Birchtown, 1784

From Slavery to Sierra Leone


Library of Congress

The American Revolution and Its Era: Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies, 1750-1789
Atlas of the battles of the American Revolution, together with maps shewing the routes of the British and American Armies, plans of cities, surveys of harbors, &c., taken during that eventful period by officers attached to the Royal Army.

Early Settlements on the Continent of North America

United States During the American Revolution

Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Rare Map Collection - Colonial America
Rare Map Collection - Revolutionary America

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Books for Educators

The Black Loyalists: The Search for a Promised Land in Nova Scotia and Sierra Leone, 1783-1870. Reprint edition (1993) James W. St. G. Walker. University of Toronto Press. ISBN: 0802074022. $19.95 - $30.95

The Loyalists: Revolution, Exile, Settlement. (1994) Christopher Moore. McClelland & Stewart. ISBN: 0771060939. $17.50- $21.99

While the Women Only Wept: Loyalist Refugee Women in Eastern Ontario. (1995). Janice Potter-Mackinnon. McGill-Queens University Press. ISBN: 0773513175. $27.95

Inventing the Loyalists: The Ontario Loyalist Tradition & the Creation of Usable Pasts. (1997). Norman Knowles. University of Toronto Press. ISBN:080207913X. $18.95

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Books for Students


The Kids Book of Black Canadian History (2003) Rosemary Sadlier. Illustrated by Wang Qijun. Kids Can Press.
ISBN 1-55074-892-0. $19.95

While this is a general resource, a section of the book focuses on the Black Loyalists of the Maritimes . The author provides an account of the history of slavery in North America and the lives of enslaved Black people as they struggled for freedom.

Life of the Loyalists (1995) Rosemary Neering & Stan Garrod. Growth of a Nation Series. Fitzhenry & Whiteside. ISBN 0-88902-182-1.

The Loyal Refugees. (1999) Robert Livesey & A.G. Smith. Discovering Canada Series. Stoddart Kids. ISBN 0-7737-6043-1. $11.95

Historical Fiction

Charlotte. (1999). Janet Lunn. Tundra Books.32 Pages. ISBN: 0887763839. $17.99

In this illustrated true tale of the American Revolution, Janet Lunn tells the story of Charlotte Haines, a young girl who must face one of the cruel realities of war - family division. Tensions mount in the aftermath of the rebel victory in New York. Charlotte's father supports the rebel Patriots and has broken all ties with the Empire. He even shuns his own brother, a Loyalist. Forbidden to see her cousins who are only hours away from their departure for what would become Canada, Charlotte must make a difficult decision. Source: Tundra Books
Dear Canada: With Nothing But Our Courage -- The Loyalist Diary of Mary McDonald, Johnstown, Quebec, 1783. (2002) Karleen Bradford. Scholastic, Inc. ISBN:0439989795.  $14.99

Escape: Adventures of a Loyalist Family (2000) Mary Beacock Fryer. The Dundurn Group, 188 pages, paperback
ISBN 1-895681-17-0. $11.99
Moderate reading level. This novel is written by the great-great-great-granddaughter of Jacob and Martha Seaman, Loyalists who fled north with their eight children in 1789. The story is told through the eyes of Ned Seaman, age twelve, and his description of the journey provides relevant details interesting to children while keeping the story exciting and engaging. (Kathyrn Napier)

The Hollow Tree. (2001) Janet Lunn. Seal Books. ISBN: 0770428878. $7.99

The Hungry Year. (2001) Connie Brummel Crook. Stoddart Kids. ISBN: 077376206X. $9.95

Rachel: Book 1 - A Mighty Big Imagining. (2001)Lynne Kositsky. Our Canadian Girl Series. Penguin Books Of Canada. ISBN: 0141002522. $7.99

Rachel: Book 2 - The Maybe House. (2002)Lynne Kositsky. Our Canadian Girl Series. Penguin Books Of Canada. ISBN: 0143312081. $7.99

Rachel: Book 3 - Certificate of Freedom. (2003)Lynne Kositsky. Our Canadian Girl Series. Penguin Books Of Canada. ISBN: 0143014625. $8.99

Rachel: Book 4 - An Elephant Tree Christmas. (2004) Lynne Kositsky. Our Canadian Girl Series. Penguin Books Of Canada. ISBN: 0143016717. $8.99

Our Canadian Girl series website : http://www.ourcanadiangirl.ca/

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