Author: G. Patrick OBrien

G. Patrick O’Brien is a PhD candidate at the University of South Carolina. He holds a BA from Providence College and an MA from McGill University in Montréal. His dissertation, tentatively titled “Unknown and Unlamented: Loyalist Women in Exile and Repatriation, 1775-1800,” examines loyalist women in Nova Scotia and addresses questions of identity, community formation, and the maintenance of kinship networks in the late-eighteenth century. His interest in the Loyalists reflects his family’s Maritime roots and summers spent along Nova Scotia’s South Shore.