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Thomas A. Foster

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781479874545

Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.18574/nyu/9781479874545.001.0001

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Loyalist Women in British New York City, 1776–1783

Loyalist Women in British New York City, 1776–1783

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(p.210) 9 Loyalist Women in British New York City, 1776–1783
Source:
Women in Early America
Author(s):

Ruma Chopra

Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479874545.003.0010

Loyalist women emerged from diverse backgrounds and at different times during the war. Some had connections to Anglicanism or were related to loyalist-leaning merchants and politicians, others were widows of loyalist soldiers, and thousands were slaves. Ruma Chopra’s essay examines how loyalist women’s circumstances affected their choice of sides, their experiences during the military years of the American Revolution, and their lives in exile after the war.

Keywords:   American Revolution, loyalist women, war

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