The Resource Rough crossings : Britain, the slaves and the American Revolution, Simon Schama

Rough crossings : Britain, the slaves and the American Revolution, Simon Schama

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Rough crossings : Britain, the slaves and the American Revolution
Title
Rough crossings
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Britain, the slaves and the American Revolution
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Simon Schama
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Language
eng
Summary
In response to a declaration by the last royal governor of Virginia that any rebel-owned slave who escaped and served the King would be emancipated, tens of thousands of slaves--Americans who clung to the sentimental notion of British freedom--escaped from farms, plantations and cities to try to reach the British camp. This mass movement lasted as long as the war did, and a military strategy originally designed to break the plantations of the American South had unleashed one of the great exoduses in American history. Schama details the odyssey of the escaped blacks through the fires of war and the terror of potential recapture at the war's end, into inhospitable Nova Scotia, where thousands who had served the Crown were betrayed and, in a little-known hegira of the slave epic, sent across the broad, stormy ocean to Sierra Leone.--From publisher description
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EQO
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Rough crossings : Britain, the slaves and the American Revolution, Simon Schama
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Includes bibliographical references: (p. [489]-522) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
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12916662
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20 cm.
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Extent
542 pages, [16] pages plates
Isbn
9780099536079
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map, portraits
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(Sirsi) WG231107

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