7 history books worth checking out in 2011

2. Liberty’s Exiles, by Maya Jasanoff


"Liberty’s Exiles: American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World," by Maya Jasanoff (Knopf, 480 pp.) History, as we know, is most often told by the victors. Here, historian Maya Jasanoff reverses the trend and traces the stories of Americans loyal to the English crown and their forced exodus at the end of the American Revolution. (February)

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