Rough Crossings: The Slaves, the British, and the American Revolution
Harper Collins, 28 apr. 2009 - 512 pagina's
If you were black in America at the start of the Revolutionary War, which side would you want to win?
When the last British 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 British camp. A military strategy originally designed to break the plantations of the American South had unleashed one of the great exoduses in U.S. 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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Given his popularity, Schama, widely known for his 15-part BBC documentary,A History of Britain , might bring more attention to this important topic: the African American slave struggle, during and ... Volledige recensie lezen
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