As She Began: An Illustrated Introduction to Loyalist Ontario

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Dundurn, Jan 1, 1981 - History - 128 pages
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As She Began, an illustrated introduction to Loyalist Ontario, provides a general guide to the most crucial period in Ontario’s history, 1775 to 1800, when thousands of refugees from the American Revolution streamed into the land between the lakes, giving Ontario its geographic shape and political destiny.

Concentrating on the personal and social aspect of the loyalist migration, Bruce Wilson looks at the origins, the background, the motives, and the later successes of the men and women who were on the losing side of a civil war and were forced to start life over again in a wilderness.

As She Began is lavishly illustrated with maps and over 50 contemporary sketches and paintings from many different collections.

 

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Contents

Introduction
9
1 Who were the Loyalists?
13
2 The Loyalist War out of Canada
25
3 Resettlement in the St LawrenceBay of Quinte Region
49
4 Resettlement in Niagara and the Western Peninsula
79
5 The Colony begins to grow
95
Notes
120
Note on Sources
123
Illustration index and credits
124
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About the author (1981)

Well qualified to write on this period, Bruce Wilson received his MA in Canadian History from Carleton Univeresity and his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto.

Since 1974, he has been with the Public Archives of Canada, first in the picture division, and latterly in the manuscript division. He is at present on a three-year posting in London, England, where he is acquiring material for the Public Archives.

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