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
Title remainder
Britain, the slaves, and the American Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Simon Schama
Creator
Subject
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Schama, Simon
Dewey number
326.0973/09033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E269.N3
LC item number
S33 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • Slavery
  • Blacks
  • Sklaverei
  • Soziale Situation
  • Großbritannien
  • USA / Revolution
  • Schwarze
Label
Rough crossings : Britain, the slaves, and the American Revolution, Simon Schama
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [423]-451) and index
Contents
British freedom's promise -- Part one: Greeny -- Part two: John -- Endings, beginnings
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 478 pages, [16] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036940097
Label
Rough crossings : Britain, the slaves, and the American Revolution, Simon Schama
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [423]-451) and index
Contents
British freedom's promise -- Part one: Greeny -- Part two: John -- Endings, beginnings
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 478 pages, [16] pages of plates
Form of item
online
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036940097

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