Phyllis Blakeley is the Archivist at the Public Archives of Nova Scotia.
Eleven Exiles is a personal account of the American Revolution. By focusing on eleven different people who were on the losing side of the American Revolution, and who had to make new lives for themselves in what remained of British North America. Eleven Exiles reflects the major themes of those turbulent years. What were the attitudes of these men and women toward the significant social and political ideas of the time? What motivated them to leave their home and move to a wildnerness? What challenges and hardships did they face?
"Eleven Exiles is the first substantial book to appear on the Loyalists as a contribution to the Loyalist Bicentenary. Clearly the editors and Mary Beacock Fryer have done their utmost to ensure that the biographies of the eleven exiles are well supported by complementing information."
John Grant is a Research Associate at the Atlantic Institute of Education.