Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves, and the American Revolution

Version: Unabridged
Author: Simon Schama
Narrator: Simon Schama
Genres: History, Non-Fiction, North America, Social Science
Publisher: HarperAudio
Published In: April 2006
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 11 hours, 30 minutes
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Tens of thousands of blacks in America at the start of the Revolutionary War escaped from farms, plantations, and cities to reach the British who offered the promise of emancipation in return for military service. Schama follows their odyssey through the war and into inhospitable Nova Scotia where thousands were betrayed.

Author Details

Author Details

Schama, Simon

Simon Schama is a professor of art history and history at Columbia University, and is the author of numerous award-winning books; his most recent history, "Rough Crossings", won the National Book Critics Circle Award for nonfiction. He is a cultural essayist for the "New Yorker" and has written and presented more than thirty documentaries for the BBC, PBS, and the History Channel, including "The Power of Art", which won the 2007 International Emmy for Best Arts Programming.