978-0-06-053917-7 / 9780060539177

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


Publisher:Harper Perennial



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Language:Chinese.Paperback. Pub Date: 2007. Pages: 478 Publisher: Harper If you were black in America at the start of the Revolutionary War. Which side would you want to win When the last itish 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 itish camp. A military strategy originally designed to eak the plantations of the American South had unleashed one of the great exoduses in US 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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