March 29, 2011
7pm - 11:59pm
Swem Library, Kellock Library Conference Room at the Institute, Swem Library, Ground Floor
400 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
A Paper by Ruma Chopra
San Jose State University

The 1783 Treaty of Paris produced a permanent cleavage on the North American continent. It cut off the older portion of the British colonial empire and at the same time preserved the northern half, consisting of the provinces of Quebec and Nova Scotia. To form a barrier against those of anti-British principle to the south, the British government subsidized the settlement of thousands of loyalists to these northern provinces. Determined to be integral "parts and not dependencies of the empire," the loyalists returned to the pressing question of the revolution: What was required to maintain a long-lasting union between the colonies and the empire?

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The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture is sponsored jointly by The College of William and Mary and The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.

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