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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.̓
Includes bibliographical references (p. -451) and index.
|LC Classifications||E269.N3 S33 2006|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xiv, 478 p.,  p. of plates :|
|Number of Pages||478|
|LC Control Number||2005049504|
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 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 . Rough Crossing is a comedic play by British playwright Tom Stoppard, "freely adapted from Ferenc Molnár's Play at the Castle". Set on board the SS Italian Castle, it follows world-renowned playwrights Sandor Turai and Alex Gal in their attempts to preserve, with the assistance of the unorthodox cabin steward Dvornichek, the relationship of their composer, Adam Adam, Genre: Comedy.
National Book Critics Circle, Nonfiction, Rough Crossings turns on a single huge question: if you were black in America at the start of the Revolutionary War, who would you want to win? Tens of thousands gave their answer, voting with their feet for Britain and King George. Historian Simon Schama talks about his most recent book, Rough Crossings. In it, Schama tells the story of slaves during the American Revolution. Thousands of slaves fled plantations to join.
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"Rough Crossings", by Simon Schama is a fascinating book of history which gives a new viewpoint of the fate of African slaves and their descendants during, and after, the War of Independence. I strongly recommend it/5(62).
ROUGH CROSSINGS is an important, informative, and well written book which all Americans (in particular) should read. Schama covers British America from a decade or two before the American Revolution, through the legislated end of slavery in Britain in the first decade or two of the 19th century, focusing on the lives of Blacks, mostly slaves, living in Colonial /5(28).
Simon Schama's book `Rough Crossings' is a case in point. It is the story of the slaves of the American patriots who were not included in the liberty that their masters fought for, or in the stirring phrases of the Declaration of Independence - The myths we create about our past to edify our young and swell our national pride are nearly always noble and simple.4/5.
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Widescreen. When Britain tried to resist America's struggle for independence inthey offered the slaves a deal: Come and fight for us and we'll set you free. In this fascinating film, their incredible story of escape and adventure comes roaring back to life. 84 minutes. 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 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 /5(45).
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Rough Crossings turns on a single huge question: if you were black in America at the start of the Revolutionary War, whom would you want to win.
In response to a declaration by the last 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 4/5(13).
Part 1. The story “The Rough Crossing” by F. Scott Fitzgerald opens with a descriptive introduction of the American piers in the night, which are compared to midway points or crossing. The Paperback of the Rough Crossings: The Slaves, the British, and the American Revolution by Simon Schama at Barnes & Noble.
FREE Shipping on $35 or Due to COVID, orders may be delayed. Thank you for your patience/5(12). Rough Crossings gives voice to people who have, until now, remained mere names on dusty lists. It is easy to see why academic historians sometimes get shirty with Schama. For one thing, he is. What became of these freed men and women.
Historian Simon Schama seeks to answer that question with his new book, Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves, and the American Revolution.
In "Rough Crossings," the British historian Simon Schama offers an impassioned account of the war waged by black Americans against their former masters, and, in the aftermath of defeat, their long. Simon Schama is University Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. His award-winning books, translated into fifteen languages, include Citizens, Landscape and Memory, Rembrandt's Eyes, A History of Britain, The Power of Art, Rough Crossings, The American Future, The Face of Britain and The Story of the Jews: Finding the 4/5().
"Rough Crossings" focuses on the black American role in the Revolution and, most particularly, on the tens of thousands of slaves who fled to British lines after Lord Dunmore issued a proclamation. The planned television tie-in for Rough Crossings, the first outcome of a multi-book, cross-media deal with the BBC, has supposedly been delayed for good reasons, though it.
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Rough Crossings The Slaves, the British, and the American Revolution. by Simon Schama. Rough Crossings is a production by Headlong Theatre Company which opens at Birmingham Rep in September and tours to the Lyric Hammersmith, Liverpool Playhouse and West Yorkshire Playhouse.
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