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

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

Simon Schama


If you have been black in the USA first and foremost of the innovative warfare, which part may you need to win?

When the final British governor of Virginia declared that any rebel-owned slave who escaped and served the king will be emancipated, tens of millions of slaves fled from farms, plantations, and towns to attempt to arrive the British camp. an army procedure initially designed to wreck the plantations of the yankee South had unleashed one of many nice exoduses in U.S. heritage. With powerfully shiny storytelling, Schama information the odyssey of the escaped blacks in the course of the fires of battle and the fear of power recapture, laying off mild on a unprecedented, little-known bankruptcy at nighttime saga of yankee slavery.

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