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Rough Crossings : Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution
by Simon Schama


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If you were black in America at the start of the Revolutionary War, which side would you want to win?

When the last British governor of Virginia declared that any rebel-owned slave who escaped and served the king would be emancipated, tens of thousands of slaves fled from farms, plantations, and cities to try to reach the British camp.  Read more...


 
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Overview

If you were black in America at the start of the Revolutionary War, which side would you want to win?

When the last British governor of Virginia declared that any rebel-owned slave who escaped and served the king would be emancipated, tens of thousands of slaves fled from farms, plantations, and cities to try to reach the British camp. A military strategy originally designed to break the plantations of the American South had unleashed one of the great exoduses in U.S. history. With powerfully vivid storytelling, Schama details the odyssey of the escaped blacks through the fires of war and the terror of potential recapture, shedding light on an extraordinary, little-known chapter in the dark saga of American slavery.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780060539177
  • ISBN-10: 0060539178
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Publish Date: May 2007
  • Page Count: 478
  • Dimensions: 8.58 x 5.6 x 1.32 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.38 pounds


Related Categories

Books > History > United States - Revolutionary War
Books > History > Europe - Great Britain - General
Books > Social Science > Slavery

 
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