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Loyalists and Redcoats

A Study in British Revolutionary Policy

Paul Smith

Copyright 1964
University of North Carolina Press

Focusing on the role of the American Loyalists in Great Britain's military policy throughout the Revolutionary War, this book also analyzes the impact of British politics on plans to utilize those colonists who remained faithful to the Crown. The capacity of the Loyalists to affect the war's outcome was directly tied to their projected role in British plans and their contribution can be understood only in relation to British efforts to organize them.

Originally published in 1964.

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This is an important and illuminating study of British policy in the War of the American Revolution, in particular of British policy toward the Loyalists.

--The Journal of Southern History

A major contribution to the history of the War for Independence.

--The Historian

A well-written, well-researched book that places one more important title in the mosaic of American Revolutionary history.

--The Journal of American History