Researching the American Revolution

Your source for information on the American War of Independence


Informations on primary and secondary sources as well as web sites.

Primary Sources

Boucher, Jonathan, ed. Reminiscences of an American Loyalist. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1925.

Davies, Gwendolyn. The Diary of Sarah Frost, 1783: The Sounds and Silences of a Woman’s Exile,  Conference Paper.

Sarah Frost, the wife of an American Loyalist follows him into exile in Canada.  The diary covers the couple’s transit from New York City to Hallifax in a fourteen ship transport fleet.  Davis discusses the background, diary entries and limitations on its interpretation in a conference  paper.

Secondary Sources

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

Callahan, North. Royal Raiders:  The Tories of the American Revolution. Indianapolis: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., 1963.

Cruikshank, E. A, and Gavin K Watt. The King’s Royal Regiment of New York. Toronto: G.K. Watt, 1984.

Gara, Donald J. The Queen’s American Rangers, 2015.

Jasanoff, Maya. Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World. 1st ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2011.

Ranlet, Philip. The New York Loyalists. Knoxville: Univ. of Tennessee Pr, 1986.

 “The Queen’s American Rangers – Journal of the American Revolution.” Accessed July 30, 2016.

Web Sites

University of New Brunswick Libraries, Microforms Unit

The On-line Institute for Advanced Loyalist Studies

Tories Fighting for the King in America’s First Civil War

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