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

Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution

Ecco / Harpercollins, 2006. First American edition. Hardcover. Fine in fine, unpriced dust jacket. First American edition stated. Hardcover. xiv+ 478 pp. Illustrations. A work that turns on a single huge question: if you were black in America at the start of the Revolutionary War, whom would you want to win? In a final declaration by the Royal Governor of Virginia, any rebel-owned slave who escaped and served the king would be emancipated; tens of thousands of slaves escaped from farms, plantations and cities in a mass movement that lasted as long as the War did. The author vividly tells of their exodus to inhospitable Nova Scotia where thousands were betrayed and sent across the ocean to Sierra Leone. Fine / fine. Item #E24916
ISBN: 9780060539160

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