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Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution

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Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution

by Simon Schama

About this title: Rough Crossings is the astonishing story of the struggle to freedom by thousands of African-American slaves who fled the plantations to fight behind British lines in the American War of Independence. With gripping, powerfully vivid story-telling, Simon Schama follows the escaped blacks into the fires of the war, and into freezing, inhospitable Nova Scotia where many who had served the Crown were betrayed in their promises to receive land at the war's end. Their fate became entwined with British abolitionists: inspirational ... read more

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