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Rough Crossings The Slaves, the British, and the American Revolution

ISBN-10: 0060539178

ISBN-13: 9780060539177

Edition: N/A

Authors: Simon Schama

List price: $16.99
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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. 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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Book details

List price: $16.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/1/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Simon Schama is the author of The Embarrassment of Riches, Citizens, Landscape and Memory, and most recently, Rembrandt's Eyes. He is currently Old Dominion Professor of the Humanities at Columbia University. The second installment of his epic history of Britain is due to be published in April 2001.