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American citizens, British slaves : Yankee political prisoners in an Australian penal colony, 1839-1850 / by Cassandra Pybus and Hamish Maxwell-Stewart.
Call No: D3/23/16
Author: Pybus, Cassandra ; Maxwell-Stuart, Hamish ;
Publisher: Victoria : Melbourne Universty Press, 2002.
Subject: Tasmania - penal system ; Canada - military history ; United States - military history ;
Material Type: Book
Pagination: 270 p. : ill., 24 cm.
Notes: Includes index
Bibliography: p. 256-265
Public Note: Donation: publisher
Summary: This book tells the story of almost a hundred US citizens who were transported to Van Diemen's Land in 1839-40 because of their involvement in the Patriot Army. Eleven of these citizens wrote narratives about their time. Drawing also on unpublished letters, newspaper reports and government archives, the authors have constructed the story of the citizens' experiences as convicts.

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