HIST 116: The American Revolution. Lecture 9. - Who Were the Loyalists? Professor Freeman concludes her lecture with a discussion of the varied reasons why different Loyalists chose to support the British Crown, and what kinds of people tended to be Loyalists in the American Revolution.
Another sizable group of Loyalists went to the British West Indies, taking their slaves with them. Figure 6.4.1: The Coming of the Loyalists, a ca. 1880 work that artist Henry Sandham created at least a century after the Revolution, shows Anglo-American colonists arriving by ship in New Brunswick, Canada.