Rough Crossings
Britain, the slaves and the American Revolution

Schama, Simon
Publisher:  HarperCollins, New York, USA
Year Published:  2006   First Published: 
Pages:  496pp   ISBN:  9780060539177
Resource Type:  Book
Cx Number:  CX8753

Abstract:  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.Schama details the odyssey of the escaped blacks through the fires of war and the terror of potential recapture.