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Author Name    Kimber, Stephen.

Title   LOYALISTS AND LAYABOUTS. THE RAPID RISE AND FASTER FALL OF SHELBURNE, NOVA SCOTIA: 1783-1792.

Binding   Hard Cover

Book Condition   Very Good

Jacket Condition   Very Good

Edition   First Edition

Publisher    Doubleday Canada 2008

ISBN Number    038566172X / 9780385661720

Seller ID   27423

335 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "The few hundred Loyalists who gathered at Roubalet's Tavern in New York one night in 1782 shared a nightmare of the past and a dream for the future. In the aftermath of the American Revolution, they found themselves abandoned by the king to whom they had promised their loyalty, and unwelcome in the land that had so recently been theirs. On the rocky shores of Roseway Bay on the south coast of Nova Scotia, beside one of the best harbours in the world, they would found a new and improved New York City. It would be cosmopolitan, but more refined, more royal, more loyal and certainly more exclusive than the place they were leaving forever. At first, all seemed to go according to plan. Shelburne, as it was called, quickly became the fourth-largest city in North America. At the time, Nova Scotia Governor John Parr grandly decribed it as 'the most considerable, most flourishing and most expeditious (city) ever -- built in so short a time --'. Within the decade, however, the Loyalists' dream city was well on its way to becoming a ghost town. What went wrong? This extraordinary and yet little-told episode from our nation's past is brought to exciting life. Combining painstaking research and a novelstic flair for narrative, (Kimber) charts Shelburne's 'rapid rise and faster fall' through the intertwined experiences of an eclectic collection of its early settlers, from aristocrats to freed slaves, colonial officers to local entrepreneurs." Light wrinkling at top/bottom of spine, a few tiny edge bumps to boards. Dust jacket has very light edge wrinkling, minor rubbing.

United  Empire  Loyalists,  Nova  Scotia,  Shelburne,  Anglican  Congregation,  General  Samuel  Birch,  Andrew  Barclay,  Birchtown,  Black  Loyalists,  Stephen  Blucke,  Margaret,  Pioneers,  Religion,  Intentured  Servitude,  Hannah  Booth,  William,  Boston  Massachusetts,  Edward  Brinley,  Oliver  Bruff,  Richard  Bulkeley,  John  Cambel,  Campbell,  Sir  Guy  Carleton,  Charles  Town  South  Carolina,  Sieges,  Ward  Chipman,  Clarkson,  Henry  Clinton,  Compensation  Act,  Cornwallis,  James  Dole,  Henry  Dundas,  Joseph  Durfee,  Free  Blacks,  Freeborn  Garrettson,  George  Galphin,  David  George,  Phyllis,  Halifax,  Howe,  Boston  King,  Violet,  King's  Bounty,  Marblehead,  John  Marrant,  Benjamin  Marston,  Newport,  Rhode  Island,  New  York,  Evacuation,  British  Occupation,  George  Panton,  John  Parr,  Thomas  Peters,  Port  Roseway,  Privateers,  Joseph  Pynchon,  Revolutionary  War,  James  Robertson,  Alexander,  Sierra  Leone  Company,  Adventurers,  Stephen  Skinner,  Slaves,  Smallpox,  James  Sword,  Thoma,  Treaty  Of  Paris,  Michael  Wallace,  William  Walter,  George  Washington,  Alexander  Watson,  Brook,  Margaret,  John  Wentworth,  Deborah  Whitworth  White,  Gideon,  Moses  Wilkinson,  Edward  Winslow,  Women. 

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