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ROUGH CROSSINGS: Britain, the Slaves, and the American Revolution

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Was the England of King George less racist than the America of George Washington? Yes, for which reason thousands of Africans and African-Americans cast their lot with England when revolution came."All men are created equal"—but not in America. As Schama (A History of Britain, 2001, etc.) notes in this lucid history, though the Americans made pious noises about the indignity of slavery, they ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Robin Seyfert - Goodreads

So much history I had n idea about. Simon Schama packs every sentence with information and imagery. It is so well written, so informative....A must read. Read full review

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

User Review  - Phillip - Goodreads

A fascinating insight into the American Revolution, seen through the eyes of the black slaves as they perceive an opportunity to fight for the English as a means towards their freedom. Read full review

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

User Review  - Carol Dobson - Goodreads

Well written and very insightful.It was very interesting that black people in the United States saw the British King as their enemy's enemy, and therefore their friend. Schama exposes the contorted ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Steven - Goodreads

Highs--this book tells a historic tale that is nearly unknown. That alone should commend it as a worthy study for any student of history, especially the complex history of blacks in the Americas. On ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Shaunpf - Goodreads

Beautifully written book on a dark subject. Highlights the hypocrisy of the American Declaration of Independence and the equally offensive opportunism of the British, in fact the shameful history of ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Goodreads

Beautifully written book on a dark subject. Highlights the hypocrisy of the American Declaration of Independence and the equally offensive opportunism of the British, in fact the shameful history of ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Kathie H - Goodreads

I've never seen our forefathers as paragons whom I should blindly adore. But after reading Rough Crossings, I want to spray graffiti all over the slaveholders' plantations; Mount Vernon, Monticello ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Vincent Kiernan - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

This book touches on two of the topics often ignored in American history: the fate of British loyalists, and the experience of black Americans during and after the Revolution. While school textbooks ... Read full review

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