Home / Tag Archives: Loyalists

Tag Archives: Loyalists

Six Loyalist Houses

A Loyalist House was likely to be seized and sold when the American Revolution broke out. Many colonies passed laws that let them confiscate the property of known Loyalists, criminalizing dissent against the war and raising revenue for the war ...

Read More »

The First Hebrew Thanksgiving in America

Isaac Touro delivered a Hebrew Thanksgiving sermon on Nov. 28, 1765, praising King George III for protecting Newport’s Jews. His sermon took place before worshippers in the new Touro Synagogue. Since 1658, Newport had been a haven for Jews who escaped ...

Read More »

6 Revolutionary Taverns

The American Revolution probably wouldn’t have happened had it not been for the Revolutionary taverns where patriots and Loyalists gathered to talk politics. Sam Adams famously haunted the taverns of Boston, honing his political skills and making his political connections. His cousin John ...

Read More »

Six New England Ghost Towns

New England's roads and resort towns are notoriously filled during the summertime, but the region actually has quite a few ghost towns. Villages that once supported schools and post offices were abandoned because of weather, war, recession or, in one ...

Read More »