Photo by Charles BarclayA Black wood cutter at Shelburne, Nova Scotia - 1788National Archives of Canada
Julia Phillips Smith
National Archives of Canada,
I've got a lot of words on my Wordless Wednesday.Tomorrow I'll be posting a review of Stephen Kimber's 'Loyalists and Layabouts', which follows the experiences of both white United Empire Loyalists and black Loyalists who settled the town of Shelburne, Nova Scotia in the late 1700's. They were fleeing the dangerous climate of post-revolutionary America, where those loyal to the British king were no longer welcome.
Political refugees. Those were the days! Thanks for the education, Julia!
Neat info!! Thanks!Having a horable time figuring out the WW pg today. So my name isn't posted yet
Hmm sounds interesting. I'm a descendant of United Empire Loyalists in Ontario.My great, great, great, great grand father Captain Peter Ruttan helped defend Fort York from the Americans in the war. :)His portrait hangs in Fort York.
Totally cool, Amy!!
That's very interesting, and it's an aspect of the history of that period that most of us in the U.S. do not know much about.Happy WW.Bobbie
I love this period in history. Can`t wait to read what you thought of the book.
Very interesting, Julia! In America we learn very little about the English loyalists as you might expect. I'll be back to read all about it tomorrow. :)
Hey Julia, you are 'teaching' today also (tr: the teach today).Mrs. Jim and I have Nova Scotia on our travel 'wish list.'Right now my highest level of Nova Scotia historical fact knowledge is that the name, Nova Scotia, means New Scotland.Happy WW!..
Jim - Nova Scotia is a great place to have on your wish list! But bring lots of layers - we get all kinds of weather, depending on the hour of the day. And we're so 'New Scotland' we have our own provincial tartan.
Interesting. 225 years of history! I want to learn more about Nova Scotia. Will I see your provincial tartan on any of your previous posts? :)
Eastcoastlife - check out the Nova Scotia tartan here.
your educational post reminded me how very little I know of Canadian history... sad but true. I seem to know more about British and American (and Bermudian) -- but I must catch up so my kids don't think me an idiot when they start learning this stuff in school.
I like the wood cutter. Cool.
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